Definition of wafer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈweɪfə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪfər//
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  1. 1 a thin crisp light biscuit/cookie, often eaten with ice cream The sundae was topped with chocolate and a wafer. chocolate/vanilla wafers (= biscuits/cookies made of two wafers with chocolate/ vanilla inside)
  2. 2 a very thin round piece of special bread given by the priest during Communion See related entries: Carbohydrates
  3. 3wafer (of something) a very thin piece of something
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French gaufre ‘honeycomb’, from Middle Low German wāfel ‘waffle’; compare with the food noun waffle.
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