Origin of gofferFrench gaufrer, to crimp from gaufre, waffle from Dutch wafel, waffle
- an iron used to goffer cloth, etc.
- the act of pleating or fluting; also, a series of pleats, crimps, or flutesalso gof′fer·ing
transitive verbgof·fered, gof·fer·ing, gof·fers, also gauf·fered or gauf·fer·ing or gauf·fers
- An iron used for pressing ridges or narrow pleats.
- Ridges or pleats produced in this manner.
Origin of gofferFrench gaufrer to emboss from Old French from gaufre honeycomb, waffle of Germanic origin ; see webh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present goffers, present participle goffering, simple past and past participle goffered)
From French gaufrer (‘stamp with patterned tool’), from gaufre (‘honeycomb’).