Flapjack vs. Waffle
noun a pancake.
ORIGIN from flap (in the dialect sense [toss a pancake] ) + jack 1 .
waffle |ˈwäfəl; ˈwô-|
1 informal verb [ intrans. ]1 fail to make up one's mind : Joseph had been waffling over where to go.
2 chiefly Brit. speak or write, esp. at great length, without saying anything important or useful : he waffled on about everything that didn't matter.
1 a failure to make up one's mind : his waffle on abortion. 2 chiefly Brit. lengthy but trivial or useless talk or writing.
DERIVATIVES waffler |ˈwäf(ə)lər; ˈwô-| |ˈwɑf(ə)lər| nounwaffly |ˈwäf(ə)lē; ˈwô-| |ˈwɑf(ə)li| adjectiveORIGIN late 17th cent. (originally in the sense [yap, yelp] ): frequentative of dialect waff [yelp,] of imitative origin.waffle
2 |ˈwɑfəl| |ˈwɔfəl| |ˈwɒf(ə)l|nouna small crisp batter cake, baked in a waffle iron and eaten hot with butter or syrup.
adjective denoting a style of fine honeycomb weaving or a fabric woven to give a honeycomb effect.
ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: from Dutch wafel; compare with wafer and goffer .