[ fley-kee ]
/ ˈfleɪ ki /
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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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How to use flaky in a sentence
A heavy purplish vapor in the crucible condensed on the walls into black, flakey crystals.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
These should be light and flakey if made according to directions.
The willows are smothered, all save the tops where the snow-flakey ptarmigan find food and shelter.The Big Otter|R.M. Ballantyne
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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