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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.
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
It was dark in colour and flakey -- such an ash as is only made by a Trichinopoly.
More worrying is an issue with the device's flakey built-in GPS that, on the rare occasion you manage to get a signal, tends to drop it within a few minutes.
9 -- West Coast Fine Foods announced the launch of the "Kawan" range of high quality, tasty and healthy frozen heat & eat parathas with offerings in Tawa, flakey, and Whole Wheat variety.
In addition, he was twice placed in the Champion Hurdle, finishing third to Flakey Dove as a novice in 1994 before chasing home Alderbrook 12 months later.
As far as graffiti artist Bansky was concerned Copenhagen was as flakey as a Danish pastry, left.
"Just Like Handmade" frozen Flakey Laccha Paratha, packed by Kawan Food Manufacturing of Shah Alam, Selangor Durul Ehsan, Malaysia, is available in numerous export markets including Singapore, Brunei, North America and Arabian Gulf countries.
PLEASANTLY pink and flakey tuna' made a wonderful budget meal, mixed up with pasta shells and pesto sauce.