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A light crisp cake made of batter and baked in a waffle iron.
waf·fle 2(wŏf′əl) Informal
v. waf·fled, waf·fling, waf·fles
1. To be unable to make a decision; waver: He waffled over whether to ask for a raise.
2. To speak or write evasively: "The secretary waffled when she asked to see the dean" (Rita Mae Brown).
To speak, write, or act evasively about (something).
Evasive or vague speech or writing.
[Probably frequentative of obsolete waff, to yelp, probably of imitative origin.]
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waffling[ˈwɒfəlɪŋ] n → parlote f
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