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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
References in classic literature ?
And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.
Witness the white bear of the poles, and the white shark of the tropics; what but their smooth, flaky whiteness makes them the transcendent horrors they are?
A sweep of chilly air passed by, rustling all the leaves and snow- ing the flaky ashes broadcast about the fire.
Again he dipped, transferring to the paper a pinch of brown, flaky tobacco.
The cake was newly baked, and all rich and flaky; Tom had found it reposing in the cook's private cupboard, awaiting her return; and as a warning to her they finished it to the last crumb.
Let's be clear, fungal nail infections are never going to kill you, but they make nails crumbly, flaky, thick and discoloured.
FLAKY BANDIT walked out of the traps on his first crack at top grade last week and the form is best ignored so Lynn Cook's dog is worth another chance in an earlier A1 over 500m at 7.05.
And she revealed she was even told roles were out of her reach because mental illness made her "flaky and unreliable".
Beverley, 61, was told roles were out of her reach because her mental illness made her "flaky and unreliable".
Beverley told BBC Radio Manchester: "I had people in my industry say to me 'well you'd be great for this or you'd be great doing that but you've had a mental health problem and you might be flaky and unreliable.' "I've never been flaky and unreliable in my life."
The Cheese Croissant was perfectly crispy and buttery, flaky on the inside.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 2) 2tsp flaky sea salt 1tsp hot smoked paprika 2 cod or other white fish fillets (200g each) 3 medium courgettes, cut into chunks 4 garlic cloves, thickly sliced 200ml fresh fish stock 1tsp dried oregano Olive oil spray 400g tin butter beans, rinsed and drained 200g cherry tomatoes on the vine 40g pitted green olives 8 thin slices of chorizo Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped, to finish METHOD: 1.