Origin of waffle1
verb (used without object), waf·fled, waf·fling.
verb (used with object), waf·fled, waf·fling.
Origin of waffle2
verb (used without object), waf·fled, waf·fling. British.
Origin of waffle3
Examples from the Web for waffle
Contemporary Examples of waffle
Cook waffles in waffle maker, sprinkle chocolate chips and drizzle chocolate sauce.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship
July 26, 2014
I look at that—I would have some kind of crazy Belgian waffle.The Gluten-Free Diet Has Two Faces
May 6, 2014
In Touch says Kim is closer to 200 pounds but that her foods of choice are “waffle cones and fries.”Pregnant Kim Kardashian Is Being Fat-Shamed, and It Needs to Stop
March 27, 2013
I make an exception for waffle irons and similar things that do an important, but infrequent job.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
The episode involving Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers Jr., would at first blush seem to highlight a double standard.The New Rules of the Game for CEOs
November 11, 2012
Historical Examples of waffle
It took it a long time, this little piece of waffle, to go down.The Trimming of Goosie
They looked as though they had been ironed with waffle irons.Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa
George W. Peck
Those that bake one waffle at a time are the handsomest and most manageable.Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book
This the Widow at once spread upon the hot Waffle and offered it to the King.The King of Gee-Whiz
Perry managed a waffle and a sausage, but then he went off to his room.Makers
- a crisp golden-brown pancake with deep indentations on both sides
- (as modifier)waffle iron
Word Origin for waffle
Word Origin for waffle
1744, from Dutch wafel "waffle," from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wafel, from Proto-Germanic *wabila- "web, honeycomb" (cf. Old High German waba "honeycomb," German Wabe), related to Old High German weban, Old English wefan "to weave" (see weave (v.)). Sense of "honeycomb" is preserved in some combinations referring to a weave of cloth. Waffle iron is from 1794.
1690s, "to yelp, bark," frequentative of waff "to yelp" (1610); possibly of imitative origin. Figurative sense of "talk foolishly" (1701) led to that of "vacillate, equivocate" (1803), originally a Scottish and northern English usage. Related: Waffled; waffling.