There are 2 definitions of waffle in English:

waffle1

Syllabification: waf·fle
Pronunciation: /ˈwäfəl, ˈwô-
 
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informal

verb

[no object]
1North American Fail to make up one’s mind: Joseph had been waffling over where to go
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  • Earlier today I'd been waffling about whether or not I'd take the night off and go hear a few bands.
  • He has waffled on doing away with the Patriot Act, courted the gun lobby and promised vigorous dialogue with the right.
  • I'm waffling here, unwilling to say we were snobby or we were justified in our behavior, but I can see it from both sides.
2chiefly British Speak or write, especially at great length, without saying anything important or useful: he waffled on about everything that didn’t matter
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  • Anyone willing to pay money to hear us all waffle on for sixty minutes of unbridled nonsense?
  • They've waffled on at length about it, but as is usual the action comes a generation later.
  • It seems they just waffle on in the local press about the litter in the local park.

noun

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1US A failure to make up one’s mind: his waffle on abortion
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  • It has been widely suggested that the Vatican meetings this week produced another waffle.
2chiefly British Lengthy but trivial or useless talk or writing.
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  • Was all this vague new age waffle disguised as insight still managing to fool people?
  • At the time, US government spokespeople dismissed it as so much waffle, especially railing against the intimations that ‘death squads’ might be involved.
  • All we got from him during Tuesday's ‘debate’ at the party conference was a lot of waffle about the new fees being used to give bursaries to poorer students.

Origin

late 17th century (originally in the sense 'yap, yelp'): frequentative of dialect waff 'yelp', of imitative origin.

Derivatives

waffler

Pronunciation: /ˈwäf(ə)lər, ˈwô-/
noun
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  • The club president must rule meetings with a firm hand, keeping the inevitable wafflers and time-wasters under control.
  • He then accused them of being a bunch of over-qualified wafflers who had no idea that the point of business was to sell, sell, sell.
  • They have compiled a chart and list of quotes on the 2004 Democratic presidential candidates - letting you know who the hawks, doves, and wafflers are.

waffly

Pronunciation: /ˈwäf(ə)lē, ˈwô-/
adjective
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  • You couldn't care less, because their language is waffly and you don't understand a word of it.
  • Presumably if Labor keeps it waffly enough, there'll be something in there for everyone else to vote for.
  • But you never know; the press release is one of those waffly ones that doesn't quite tell you everything you want to hear.

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There are 2 definitions of waffle in English:

waffle2

Syllabification: waf·fle
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈwäfəl/

noun

A small crisp batter cake, baked in a waffle iron and eaten hot with butter or syrup.
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  • Then a stack of hot waffles tumbling with maple syrup, cream and fresh fruits.
  • If you want intense blueberry syrup, make this one to serve over pancakes, waffles or ice cream.
  • Angel had never seen so much food: pancakes and eggs, waffles and syrup, and so much more.

adjective

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Denoting a style of fine honeycomb weaving or a fabric woven to give a honeycomb effect.
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  • The waffle material is really lightweight, but does an excellent job of keeping you warm!
  • This shirt, which comes in six solid colors, is woven in a waffle pattern and features a treatment that makes the silk truly washable.
  • If a guy had a pair of matching white waffle bathrobes, then I would assume other women would have at some stage worn the lady-sized robe.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Dutch wafel; compare with wafer and goffer.

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