from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To press ridges or narrow pleats into (a frill, for example).
- n. An iron used for pressing ridges or narrow pleats.
- n. Ridges or pleats produced in this manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make wavy; to crimp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To plait, flute, or crimp. See gauffer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To plait, flute, or crimp (lace, etc.).
- To raise in relief, especially for ornamental purposes, as thin metal, starched linen, or the like.
- n. An ornamental plaiting used for the frills and borders of women's caps, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
- n. an iron used to press pleats and ridges
- v. make wavy with a heated goffering iron
- n. a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
French gaufrer, to emboss, from Old French, from gaufre, honeycomb, waffle, of Germanic origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French gaufrer (‘stamp with patterned tool’), from gaufre (‘honeycomb’). (Wiktionary)