Definitions for flakefleɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flakefleɪk(n.; v.)flaked, flak•ing.

  1. (n.)a small, flat, thin piece, esp. one that has been or become detached from a larger piece or mass.

  2. any small piece or mass.

  3. a stratum or layer.

  4. Slang. an eccentric person; screwball.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  5. Slang.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

    Ref: cocaine .

  6. (v.i.)to peel off or fall in flakes.

  7. (v.t.)to remove in flakes.

  8. to cover with or as if with flakes.

  9. to break or form into flakes.

Origin of flake:

1350–1400; ME


  1. a frame, as for drying fish.

Origin of flake:

1300–50; ME < ON flaki

flakefleɪk(v.i.)flaked, flak•ing.

  1. flake out,Slang. to fall asleep.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

Origin of flake:

1935–40; perh. expressive var. of flag3

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snowflake, flake(noun)

    a crystal of snow

  2. eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geek(noun)

    a person with an unusual or odd personality

  3. bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap(verb)

    a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

    "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

  4. flake(verb)

    form into flakes

    "The substances started to flake"

  5. flake(verb)

    cover with flakes or as if with flakes

  6. peel off, peel, flake off, flake(verb)

    come off in flakes or thin small pieces

    "The paint in my house is peeling off"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. flake(noun)ɪk

    a small, flat piece

    tiny flakes of snow; soap flakes

  2. flake(verb)ɪk

    to come off in flakes

    The paint is flaking off the walls.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flake(noun)

    a paling; a hurdle

  2. Flake(noun)

    a platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things

  3. Flake(noun)

    a small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc

  4. Flake(noun)

    a loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, tallow, or fish

  5. Flake(noun)

    a little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a fire; a flash

  6. Flake(noun)

    a sort of carnation with only two colors in the flower, the petals having large stripes

  7. Flake(verb)

    to form into flakes

  8. Flake(verb)

    to separate in flakes; to peel or scale off


  1. Flake

    Flake is a brand of chocolate bar currently manufactured by Cadbury Ireland and consists of thinly folded Dairy Milk milk chocolate. The product was first developed in 1920 and was founded by an employee of Cadburys. When the excess from the moulds was drained off, it fell off in a stream and created folded chocolate with flaking properties. Since 1922 in Britain, Australia and Ireland ice cream vendors serve "99 Flakes" which are vanilla soft serve ice cream in a wafer cone in which a half size Flake bar is inserted in the top. Screwballs are similar but have a plastic cone rather than a wafer.

Translations for flake

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a very small piece

a snowflake.

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