waffle

waffle
[[t]wɒ̱f(ə)l[/t]]
waffles, waffling, waffled
1) VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone waffles, you are critical of them because they talk or write a lot without actually making any clear or important points. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

My wife often tells me I waffle...

[V about n] There was some bloke waffling about an airline ticket on the phone.

Waffle on means the same as waffle.

V P Whenever I open my mouth I don't half waffle on... V P about n That's all I had to say on the subject - we don't want to waffle on about it all day.

N-UNCOUNT
Waffle is also a noun.

He writes smug, sanctimonious waffle.

2) VERB If someone waffles on an issue or question, they cannot decide what to do or what their opinion is about it. [AM]

[V on/about/over n] He's waffled on abortion and gay rights...

He kept waffling and finding excuses not to close the deal.

Syn:
Derived words:
waffling N-UNCOUNT

Still, the administration, after some waffling, has now said that it will not stand in the way of Congress.

3) N-COUNT A waffle is a kind of square cake made of batter with squares marked on it. Waffles are usually eaten with syrup poured over them.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • waffle — I UK [ˈwɒf(ə)l] / US [ˈwɑf(ə)l] noun Word forms waffle : singular waffle plural waffles 1) [countable] a flat cake that has deep square marks on both sides 2) [uncountable] informal talk or writing that uses a lot of words but does not say… …   English dictionary

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  • Waffle — To waffle means to talk on and on about nothing. It is not something you eat. Americans often think that Brits waffle on about the weather. The truth of course is that our news reports last 60 120 seconds and the weather man is not hyped up to be …   The American's guide to speaking British

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