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gof·fer

also gauf·fer (gŏf′ər, gô′fər)
tr.v. gof·fered, gof·fer·ing, gof·fers also gauf·fered or gauf·fer·ing or gauf·fers
To press ridges or narrow pleats into (a frill, for example).
n.
1. An iron used for pressing ridges or narrow pleats.
2. Ridges or pleats produced in this manner.

[French gaufrer, to emboss, from Old French, from gaufre, honeycomb, waffle, of Germanic origin; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

goffer

(ˈɡəʊfə) or

gauffer

vb (tr)
1. (Knitting & Sewing) to press pleats into (a frill)
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to decorate (the gilt edges of a book) with a repeating pattern
n
3. (Knitting & Sewing) an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the decoration formed by goffering books
5. (Knitting & Sewing) the iron or tool used in making goffers
[C18: from French gaufrer to impress a pattern, from gaufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; see waffle1, wafer]

gof•fer

(ˈgɒf ər)

also gauffer



n.
1. an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women's caps.
v.t.
2. to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron.
[1700–10; < French gaufre waffle < Middle Dutch wāfel waffle]

goffer


Past participle: goffered
Gerund: goffering

Imperative
goffer
goffer
Present
I goffer
you goffer
he/she/it goffers
we goffer
you goffer
they goffer
Preterite
I goffered
you goffered
he/she/it goffered
we goffered
you goffered
they goffered
Present Continuous
I am goffering
you are goffering
he/she/it is goffering
we are goffering
you are goffering
they are goffering
Present Perfect
I have goffered
you have goffered
he/she/it has goffered
we have goffered
you have goffered
they have goffered
Past Continuous
I was goffering
you were goffering
he/she/it was goffering
we were goffering
you were goffering
they were goffering
Past Perfect
I had goffered
you had goffered
he/she/it had goffered
we had goffered
you had goffered
they had goffered
Future
I will goffer
you will goffer
he/she/it will goffer
we will goffer
you will goffer
they will goffer
Future Perfect
I will have goffered
you will have goffered
he/she/it will have goffered
we will have goffered
you will have goffered
they will have goffered
Future Continuous
I will be goffering
you will be goffering
he/she/it will be goffering
we will be goffering
you will be goffering
they will be goffering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been goffering
you have been goffering
he/she/it has been goffering
we have been goffering
you have been goffering
they have been goffering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been goffering
you will have been goffering
he/she/it will have been goffering
we will have been goffering
you will have been goffering
they will have been goffering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been goffering
you had been goffering
he/she/it had been goffering
we had been goffering
you had been goffering
they had been goffering
Conditional
I would goffer
you would goffer
he/she/it would goffer
we would goffer
you would goffer
they would goffer
Past Conditional
I would have goffered
you would have goffered
he/she/it would have goffered
we would have goffered
you would have goffered
they would have goffered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goffer - a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
busy bee, eager beaver, live wire, sharpie, sharpy - an alert and energetic person
2.goffer - an iron used to press pleats and ridges
smoothing iron, iron - home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
3.goffer - an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
flounce, furbelow, ruffle, frill - a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
Verb1.goffer - make wavy with a heated goffering iron; "goffer the trim of the dress"
wave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
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