Variant of flaw
- a break, scratch, crack, etc. that spoils something; blemish: a flaw in a diamond
- a defect; fault; error: a flaw in a legal document, in one's reasoning, etc.
Origin: Middle English a flake, scale, splinter, probably ; from or akin to Old Norse flaga, thin layer: for Indo-European base see flake
transitive verb, intransitive verb
to make or become faulty