Definitions for flakyˈfleɪ ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flak•yˈfleɪ ki(adj.)flak•i•er, flak•i•est.

or flak•ey

  1. of or like flakes.

  2. lying or cleaving off in flakes or layers.

  3. Slang. eccentric; wacky; dizzy.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of flaky:

1570–80

flak′i•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flaky, flakey(adj)

    made of or resembling flakes

    "flaky soap"

  2. flaky, flakey(adj)

    made of or easily forming flakes

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. flaky(Adjective)

    Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.

  2. flaky(Adjective)

    Unreliable; prone to make plans with others but then abandon those plans.

    Some of his friends were flaky.

  3. flaky(Adjective)

    Unreliable; working only on an intermittent basis; prone to cease functioning properly.

  4. flaky(Adjective)

    eccentric; scatterbrained

  5. Origin: flake + -y

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flaky(adj)

    consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. flaky

    (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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