Definition of Flaky

1. Adjective. Made of or resembling flakes. "Flaky soap"

Exact synonyms: Flakey
Partainyms: Flake, Flake
Derivative terms: Flake, Flake



2. Adjective. Made of or easily forming flakes.
Exact synonyms: Flakey
Similar to: Tender
Derivative terms: Flakiness

3. Adjective. Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual. "Outre and affected stage antics"

Definition of Flaky

1. a. Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.

Definition of Flaky

1. Adjective. Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike. ¹

2. Adjective. (informal of a person) Unreliable; prone to make plans with others but then abandon those plans. ¹

3. Adjective. (informal of a thing) Unreliable; working only on an intermittent basis; prone to cease functioning properly. ¹

4. Adjective. eccentric; scatterbrained ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flaky

1. resembling flakes [adj FLAKIER, FLAKIEST] : FLAKILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flaky

flakelike
flaker
flakers
flakes
flakey
flakey pastry
flaki
flakier
flakies
flakiest
flakily
flakiness
flakinesses
flaking
flaks
flaky (current term)
flaky pastry
flam
flamage
flambe
flambeau
flambeaus
flambeaux
flambee
flambeed
flambeeing
flambees
flambeing
flamberg
flambergasted

Literary usage of Flaky

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1920)
"Microstructural Features of flaky Steel* BY HENRY 8. RAWDON,t WASHINGTON, DC (New York Meeting, February, 1919) ONE of the most vital problems in the ..."

2. Records of the Geological Survey of India by Geological Survey of India (1870)
"flaky carb. and coaly shale with charcoal markings, coaly por- tion containing much red oxide of iron... Blue concretionary shale . ..."

3. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1824)
"flaky Paste. Wet half a pound of the finest flour, dried before the fire, with as much water as will make it into a hard stiff paste: roll it one way. ..."

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