[ fley-kee ]
/ ˈfleɪ ki /
adjective, flak·i·er, flak·i·est.
of or like flakes.
lying or cleaving off in flakes or layers.
Slang. eccentric; wacky; dizzy: a flaky math professor.
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Origin of flaky
OTHER WORDS FROM flaky
flak·i·ly, adverbflak·i·ness, nounnon·flak·i·ly, adverbnon·flak·i·ly·ness, noun
non·flak·y, adjectiveun·flak·y, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for flaky
These should be light and flakey if made according to directions.
It was dark in colour and flakey—such an ash as is only made by a Trichinopoly.A Study In Scarlet|Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for flaky
/ (ˈfleɪkɪ) /
adjective flakier or flakiest
like or made of flakes
tending to peel off or break easily into flakes
Also: flakey US slang eccentric; crazy
Derived forms of flakyflakily, adverbflakiness, noun
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