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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: woff 'to bark' (17-19 centuries), from the sound

waffle

2 verb
     
waffle2 [intransitive] informal
1 British English also waffle on to talk or write using a lot of words but without saying anything important:
Stop waffling and get to the point.
2 American English informal to be unable to decide what action to take:
He cannot continue to waffle on this issue.

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