- n. 华夫饼干；动听而无意义的话；无聊话
- vi. 胡扯；闲聊
- waffle (n.)
- "kind of batter-cake, baked crisp in irons and served hot," 1744, from Dutch wafel "waffle," from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wafel, from Proto-Germanic *wabila- "web, honeycomb" (cognates: 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.
- waffle (v.)
- 1690s, "to yelp, bark," frequentative of provincial waff "to yelp, to bark like a puppy" (1610); possibly of imitative origin. Figurative sense of "talk foolishly" (c. 1700) led to that of "vacillate, equivocate" (1803), originally a Scottish and northern English usage. Late 17c. Scottish also had waff "act of waving," variant of waft, which might have influenced the sense. Related: Waffled; waffler; waffling.
- 1. Whenever I open my mouth I don't half waffle on.
- 2. He writes smug, sanctimonious waffle.
- 3. Cut the waffle and get to the point.
- 4. That's all I had to say on the subject — we don't want to waffle on about it all day.
- 5. My wife often tells me I waffle.
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