of or like flakes.
lying or cleaving off in flakes or layers.
Slang. eccentric; wacky; dizzy: a flaky math professor.
- flak·i·ly, adverb
- flak·i·ness, noun
- non·flak·i·ly, adverb
- non·flak·i·ly·ness, noun
- non·flak·y, adjective
- un·flak·y, adjective
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How to use flaky in a sentence
It is the “glue that holds often flaky single malts together,” as Broom puts it.
Overnight, she was transformed from a Republican with a solid professional reputation into another flaky PC whiner.Herman Cain Campaign Jokes Get Ugly, Target Anita Hill | Michelle Goldberg | November 12, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its flaky and slightly burned crust was reminiscent of crème brulee.
The phyllo cooks until golden, crisp, and flaky, and the cheesy spinach filling is addictive, to say the least.
And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
She had forced herself to eat most of her soup, and now she was picking the flaky bits of a court bouillon with her fork.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The residue in the dish consisted of undecomposed tar and an olive-green flaky substance.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron) | William Anderson Syme
His biscuits came to the table hot and flaky, his bacon was done to a turn.The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
This flaky part is as white as snow, and is the only eatable part of the fruit.
British Dictionary definitions for flaky
like or made of flakes
tending to peel off or break easily into flakes
Also: flakey US slang eccentric; crazy
- flakily, adverb
- flakiness, noun
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