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also flak·ey  (flā′kē)
adj. flak·i·er, flak·i·est
1. Made of or resembling flakes.
2. Forming or tending to form flakes or thin, crisp fragments: flaky pastry.
3. Slang
a. Undependable, as in keeping social engagements: a flaky friend who is always late.
b. Somewhat eccentric; odd: "that slightly flakey quality, in joy as well as in grief, that prepares us subtly for the mad scenes to come" (Village Voice).

flak′i·ly adv.
flak′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flakey - made of or resembling flakes; "flaky soap"
2.flakey - made of or easily forming flakes
tender - easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"
3.flakey - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusualflakey - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage antics"
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles"
References in classic literature ?
It was dark in colour and flakey -- such an ash as is only made by a Trichinopoly.
Historically known for its authentic croissants, Au Bon Pain has developed a new and improved Pain au Chocolat item with rich chocolate oozing through flakey layers, fresh-baked and has "chocolified" its exclusive CroisBun(TM) (an innovative croissant hybrid pastry item available only at Au Bon Pain) by creating a chocolate CroisBun filled with chocolate cream to put a decadent spin on the favorite cafe item.
MY PARTNER Tom fondly remembered Flakey Dove winning the Champion Hurdle in 1994.
PLEASANTLY pink and flakey tuna' made a wonderful budget meal, mixed up with pasta shells and pesto sauce.
1990: Flakey Dove made a winning racecourse debut in a 17-runner National Hunt Flat race at Lud ow.
A mum thought her daughter had gone flakey when she claimed to have won pounds 10,000 in a chocolate bar.
Wrapped in whimsical, brightly colored packaging, Choxie consists of several varieties, including Truffle Meltaways, Chocolate Truffle Bars, Thins, Flakey Truffles, Artisan Truffle Tiles, Truffle Temptations, Bitesize Chocolate Tins, Boxed Chocolates and Peanut Butter Bites.