Definitions for flakyˈfleɪ ki
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made of or resembling flakes
made of or easily forming flakes
bizarre, eccentric, freakish, freaky, flaky, flakey, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre(adj)
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"
prone to strange or erratic behavior; -- of persons.
odd, unpredictable or unconventional; offbeat; whacky; -- of behavior.
unpredictable, erratic, or unreliable; -- of machinery, especially electronic devices.
Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.
Unreliable; prone to make plans with others but then abandon those plans.
Some of his friends were flaky.
Unreliable; working only on an intermittent basis; prone to cease functioning properly.
Origin: flake + -y
consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike
The New Hacker's Dictionary
(var sp. flakey) Subject to frequent lossage. This use is of course related to the common slang use of the word to describe a person as eccentric, crazy, or just unreliable. A system that is flaky is working, sort of — enough that you are tempted to try to use it — but fails frequently enough that the odds in favor of finishing what you start are low. Commonwealth hackish prefers dodgy or wonky.
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