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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wof-uh l]
    • /ˌwɒf əl/
    • /ˈwɒf.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wof-uh l]
    • /ˌwɒf əl/

Definitions of waffle word

  • noun waffle waffling language. 1
  • adjective waffle Also, waffled. having a gridlike or indented lattice shape or design: a waffle pattern. 1
  • verb without object waffle to talk foolishly or without purpose; idle away time talking. 1
  • verb with object waffle to speak or write equivocally about: to waffle a campaign promise. 1
  • noun waffle Fail to make up one's mind. 1
  • noun waffle food: grid cake 1

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Origin of waffle

First appearance:

before 1735
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1735-45, waffle is from the Dutch word wafel

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Parts of speech for Waffle


waffle popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% 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".

waffle usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for waffle

verb waffle

  • go on — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.
  • ramble — to wander around in a leisurely, aimless manner: They rambled through the shops until closing time.
  • blather — If someone is blathering on about something, they are talking for a long time about something that you consider boring or unimportant.
  • blabber — a person who blabs
  • babble — If someone babbles, they talk in a confused or excited way.

noun waffle

  • gobbledygook — language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usually hard to understand: the gobbledegook of government reports.
  • nonsense — words or language having little or no sense or meaning.
  • flimflam — a trick or deception, especially a swindle or confidence game involving skillful persuasion or clever manipulation of the victim.
  • guff — empty or foolish talk; nonsense.
  • drivel — saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver.

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