Raffle vs. Waffle

Raffle vs. Waffle — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Raffle and Waffle

Rafflenoun

A lottery in which a number of persons buy chances to win a prize.

Wafflenoun

A light crisp cake made of batter and baked in a waffle iron.

Rafflenoun

Rubbish; debris.

Wafflenoun

Evasive or vague speech or writing.

Raffleverb

To dispose of in a raffle. Often used with off.

Waffleverb

To be unable to make a decision; waver

He waffled over whether to ask for a raise.

Raffleverb

To conduct or take part in a raffle.

Waffleverb

To speak or write evasively

"The secretary waffled when she asked to see the dean" (Rita Mae Brown).

Rafflenoun

A drawing, often held as a fundraiser, in which tickets or chances are sold to win a prize.

He entered a raffle to win a lifetime supply of toothpaste, but he did not win.

Waffleverb

To speak, write, or act evasively about (something).

Rafflenoun

(obsolete) A game of dice in which the player who throws three of the same number wins all the stakes.

Wafflenoun

(countable) A flat pastry pressed with a grid pattern.

The brunch was waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.

Rafflenoun

refuse; rubbish

Wafflenoun

A potato waffle, a savoury flat potato cake with the same kind of grid pattern.

Raffleverb

(transitive) To award something by means of a raffle or random drawing, often used with off.

They raffled off four gift baskets.

Wafflenoun

(uncountable) Speech or writing that is vague, pretentious or evasive.

This interesting point seems to get lost a little within a lot of self-important waffle.

Raffleverb

(intransitive) To participate in a raffle.

to raffle for a watch

Waffleverb

To smash.

Rafflenoun

a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money

Waffleverb

To move in a side-to-side motion and descend (lose altitude) before landing. Cf wiffle, whiffle.

The geese waffled as they approached the water.

Raffleverb

dispose of in a lottery;

We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas

Waffleverb

To speak or write vaguely and evasively.

Waffleverb

To speak or write at length without any clear point or aim.

Waffleverb

To vacillate.

Waffleverb

(transitive) To rotate (one's hand) back and forth in a gesture of vacillation or ambivalence.

Wafflenoun

pancake batter baked in a waffle iron

Waffleverb

pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness;

Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures