Waffle

Noun

  • (countable, Britain) A potato waffle, a savoury flat potato cake with the same kind of grid pattern.
  • (countable) A flat pastry pressed with a grid pattern.

    "The brunch was waffles with strawberries and whipped cream."

  • (uncountable) Speech or writing that is vague, pretentious or evasive.

    "This interesting point seems to get lost a little within a lot of self-important waffle."

Verb

  • (transitive) To rotate (one's hand) back and forth in a gesture of vacillation or ambivalence.
  • (of birds) To move in a side-to-side motion and descend (lose altitude) before landing. Cf wiffle, whiffle.

    "The geese waffled as they approached the water."

  • To vacillate.

    "He waffles between loving the movie and hating it, depending on who's asking."

  • To speak or write at length without any clear point or aim.
  • To smash.
  • To speak or write vaguely and evasively.

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