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flaky

or flak路ey

[ fley-kee ]
/ 藞fle瑟 ki /
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adjective, flak路i路er, flak路i路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

First recorded in 1570鈥80; 1965鈥70 for def. 3; flake1 + -y1; sense of def. 3 probably flake4 + -y1, though influenced by flake1

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British Dictionary definitions for flaky

flaky
/ (藞fle瑟k瑟) /

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 flaky

flakily, adverbflakiness, noun
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