gauffer vs goffer what difference

what is difference between gauffer and goffer

English

Etymology

From French gaufrer (to figure cloth, velvet, and other stuffs), from gaufre (honeycomb, waffle); of German origin. See waffle, wafer, and compare goffer, gopher (an animal).

Verb

gauffer (third-person singular simple present gauffers, present participle gauffering, simple past and past participle gauffered)

  1. (transitive) To plait, crimp, or flute; to goffer, as lace.
  2. (transitive) In fine bookbinding, to decorate the edges of a text block with a heated iron.

Anagrams

  • gauffre, ruffage


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɒfə/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French gaufrer (to stamp with a patterned tool), from gaufre (honeycomb).

Verb

goffer (third-person singular simple present goffers, present participle goffering, simple past and past participle goffered)

  1. To make wavy; to crimp.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

goffer (plural goffers)

  1. (Britain, naval slang) soft drink; non-alcoholic drink

Anagrams

  • geroff

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