waffle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v waffle pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
    • n waffle pancake batter baked in a waffle iron
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter
    • Waffle A soft indented cake cooked in a waffle iron.
    • Waffle A thin cake baked and then rolled; a wafer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The waffle iron was invented August 24, 1869.
    • n waffle A particular kind of batter cake baked in waffle-irons and served hot.
    • waffle To wave; fluctuate.
    • waffle To bark incessantly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The inventor of the Waffle Iron did not like waffles.
    • n Waffle wof′l a kind of batter-cake, baked over the fire in an iron utensil of hinged halves called a Waff′le-ī′ron.
    • v.i Waffle wof′l (prov.) to wave.
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Quotations

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    “The world would be a much more logical, decision-oriented place if we renamed those breakfast waffles "Ergos".”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. wafel,. See Wafer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Waff (3).

Usage

In literature:

Berthier was a splendid cook and had promised to make heaps of waffles and hot biscuits for them to eat with their baked beans and salad.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
Bake in waffle irons well buttered.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
Then, as it was getting light anyway and the waffles were ready, they stopped the lesson.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
Eat the waffles with fine sugar sifted over, or a little sack and melted butter.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Mrs. Phillipetti was in charge of the Hot Waffles Booth, No.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
I remember Cloudy's waffles.
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
When waffles and fried chicken cannot tempt you, I know something is wrong.
"A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays" by Amy E. Blanchard
And then, her waffles!
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
The dressmaker bought waffles that were being passed around, and we drank chocolate.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
Again Selim handed the waffles in a frozen silence, and again Sally made an unsuccessful attempt to produce an appearance of animation.
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
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In news:

Waffle House is offering a big plate of cash for the person who helps police catch a couple of armed robbers .
2,500 Reward Offered for Help Catching Thugs Behind 18 Waffle House Robberies .
A new brunch spot in a Berkeley backyard, Waffle Boss dies, and crab season winds down.
Sand sculptors create 'owl eating a waffle' at audience request during Navarre Beach festival (video).
Not to be outdone by the infamous Rufus-waffles, Serena.
Man was in Waffle House sans pants Patrick Berkery PhillyBurbs.com.
W e meet at the Waffle House.
Yeah, we're on Waffle House time.
Drain and serve immediately with pancakes, waffles or eggs.
A personal assistant of a former Waffle House CEO has accused him of forcing her to perform sex acts on him every month for 10 years – or else she'd be fired, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
Breakfast staples such as waffles and eggs are served as well as typical sandwiches and salads.
Skillet 's southern fried chicken on a cornmeal waffle.
Did Somebody Say Something About Waffles.
In my wildest foodie dreams I open a breakfast joint where I serve omelets, deep-dish quiche, pancakes, baked goods and waffles.
Chunked and stacked are two words you MUST add to your vocabulary for Spring/Summer 12 — and we're not talking Waffle House.
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