Flaky definition

flākē
(slang) Somewhat eccentric; odd.
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Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.
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(informal, of a person) Unreliable; prone to make plans with others but then abandon those plans.

Some of his friends were flaky.

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(informal, of a thing) Unreliable; working only on an intermittent basis; prone to cease functioning properly.

I cannot enjoy the online game because of my flaky Internet connection.

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Breaking easily into flakes.
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Made of or resembling flakes.
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Forming or tending to form flakes or thin, crisp fragments.

Flaky pastry.

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Containing or made up of flakes.
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(slang) Very eccentric, erratic, irrational, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
flaky
Comparative:
flakier
Superlative:
flakiest

Origin of flaky

  • flake + -y (“having the quality of”)

    From Wiktionary