goffering [gof-er-ing] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a decorative or ornamental frill, ruffle, etc.
Also. Origin of goffering First recorded in 1840–50; + goffer [gof-er] noun
- an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women’s caps.
verb (used with object)
- to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron.
Also gauf·fer [gaw-fer, gof-er] /ˈgɔ fər, ˈgɒf ər/. Origin of goffer 1700–10; French gaufre waffle Middle Dutch wāfelExamples from the Web for goffering Historical Examples of goffering
Also, various smoothing-irons and goffering (crimping)-irons, heated on the hearth were applied to garments.
Annie Lash Jester
When he got home, he found Lucy sitting on a stool before the hearth, goffering the frills of a muslin cap.
Emily J. Jenkinson
British Dictionary definitions for goffering goffer gauffer verb (tr)
- to press pleats into (a frill)
- to decorate (the gilt edges of a book) with a repeating pattern
- an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
- the decoration formed by goffering books
- the iron or tool used in making goffers
Word Origin for goffer C18: from French gaufrer to impress a pattern, from gaufre, from Middle Low German wāfel; see waffle 1, wafer