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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey-fer]
    • /ˈweɪ fər/
    • /ˈweɪ.fər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-fer]
    • /ˈweɪ fər/

Definitions of wafer word

  • noun wafer a thin, crisp cake or biscuit, often sweetened and flavored. 1
  • noun wafer a thin disk of unleavened bread, used in the Eucharist, as in the Roman Catholic Church. 1
  • noun wafer a thin disk of dried paste, gelatin, adhesive paper, or the like, used for sealing letters, attaching papers, etc. 1
  • noun wafer Medicine/Medical. a thin sheet of dry paste or the like, used to enclose a powder to be swallowed. 1
  • noun wafer any small, thin disk, as a washer or piece of insulation. 1
  • noun wafer Electronics. a thin slice of semiconductor used as a base material on which single transistors or integrated-circuit components are formed. 1

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Origin of wafer

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English wafre < Middle Dutch wafer, variant of wafel waffle1

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Parts of speech for Wafer


wafer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wafer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wafer

noun wafer

  • disk — a phonograph record.
  • biscuit — A biscuit is a small flat cake that is crisp and usually sweet.
  • cake — A cake is a sweet food made by baking a mixture of flour, eggs, sugar, and fat in an oven. Cakes may be large and cut into slices or small and intended for one person only.
  • candy — Candy is sweet foods such as toffees or chocolate.
  • cookie — A cookie is a sweet biscuit.

Top questions with wafer

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