One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A toasted sandwich.
- ‘Anyway, we eventually got the very damp wood burning and enough heat in the fire to produce tea and jaffles.’
- ‘Get up, and eat some breakfast-resembling food, eg weetbix or a jaffle.’
- ‘Jaffles can be prepared in advance, covered and kept in refrigerator until required. It is best to clean your sandwich maker while still hot with a damp cloth.’
1950s: from the proprietary name for a toaster.
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