wæflian, wk.v: to talk foolishly. (WAEF-li-ahn / ˈwæf-lɪ-an)

Jacob van Maerlant, Der Naturen Bloeme. Flanders, c. 1350. The Hague, KB, KA 16, f. 43r. [demonagerie.tumblr.com]

2 thoughts on “wæflian

  1. It really seems as though it should…although the OED says otherwise. According to the OED, “waffle on” is not related (other than possibly being onomatopoeic). “Waffle on” comes from a late-17c use of “waffle” meaning “to yelp” like a dog. But who knows…


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