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flak·y

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.

flaky

(ˈfleɪkɪ) or

flakey

adj, flakier or flakiest
1. like or made of flakes
2. tending to peel off or break easily into flakes
3. slang Also: flakey US eccentric; crazy
ˈflakily adv
ˈflakiness n

flak•y

or flak•ey

(ˈfleɪ ki)

adj. flak•i•er, flak•i•est.
1. of or like flakes.
2. lying or cleaving off in flakes or layers.
3. Slang. eccentric; wacky; dizzy.
[1570–80]
flak′i•ly, adv.
flak′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flaky - made of or resembling flakes; "flaky soap"
2.flaky - made of or easily forming flakes
tender - easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"
3.flaky - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusualflaky - 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"

flaky

flakey
adjective peeling, cracking, blistering, desquamative remove the dry, flaky skin
Translations
نَدْفي، قِشْري
vločkovitý
flagetskrøbelig
flögóttur; sem flagnar auîveldlega
vločkovitý
ince tabaka halinde

flaky

[ˈfleɪkɪ]
A. ADJ (flakier (compar) (flakiest (superl)))
1. [paintwork] → desconchado; [skin] → escamoso
2. [idea] → descabellado; [person] → raro
B. CPD flaky pastry N (Culin) → hojaldre m

flaky

[ˈfleɪki] adj
[paintwork] → écaillé(e)
[skin] → desquamé(e)flaky pastry npâte f feuilletée

flaky

adj (+er)
potatoesflockig; paint, plaster etcbrüchig; crustblättrig; skinschuppig
(esp US: = mad, eccentric) → verrückt

flaky

[ˈfleɪkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (paintwork) → scrostato/a; (skin) → squamoso/a

flake

(fleik) noun
a very small piece. a snowflake.
verb
(usually with off) to come off in flakes. The paint is flaking.
ˈflaky adjective
flake out
(slang) to fall asleep straight away because one is extremely tired.
flaked out
(slang) extremely tired. You must be flaked out after being awake all night.

flaky

a. escamoso-a.

flaky

adj (comp -ier; super -iest) escamoso
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And don't get me started about the offspring of the flakily brilliant Montjeu, like County Hurdle fancy Noble Prince.
Locally, those hand-made by R Martin & Son butchers of Crawcrook and Whickham in Gateshead, are packed with prime meat; the aroma is rich, the flavour is full and intense and the pastry golden and flakily explosive when drawn straight from the oven.
The gallery was started on La Cienega Boulevard in 1957 by the bombastic assemblagist Ed Kienholz and the flakily brilliant art historian Walter Hopps.