[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for flaky
A touch of cardamom can add a bit of warmth to sweet, ripe pears wrapped in flaky pastry.Make fragrant, floral cardamom your spice of the season with these 6 recipes|Kari Sonde|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
The flakiness of pastry depends upon the kind and amount of shortening used.The Story of Crisco|Marion Harris Neil
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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