The definition of a flaw is a mark or error that makes something faulty.(noun)
See flaw in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, a flake, scale, splinter, prob. < or akin to ON flaga, thin layer: for IE base see flake
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: < or akin to ON flaga, sudden onset < IE base *plāk-, *plāg-, to strike, beat > flicker, L plangere, to beat (the breast)
See flaw in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English flaue, splinter
Origin: , perhaps from Old Norse flaga, slab of stone; see plāk-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Probably of Scandinavian origin
Origin: ; akin to Swedish flaga, gust of wind.
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