What does flaky mean?

Definitions for flakyˈfleɪ ki

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flaky.

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"


  1. Flaky(a.)

    prone to strange or erratic behavior; -- of persons.

  2. Flaky(a.)

    odd, unpredictable or unconventional; offbeat; whacky; -- of behavior.

  3. Flaky(a.)

    unpredictable, erratic, or unreliable; -- of machinery, especially electronic devices.


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flaky in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flaky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erika Katz:

    The tea tree oil is going to calm down the scalp and relieve some of that painful itching and burning. It's a wonderful way to just get rid of an itchy, flaky scalp.

  2. Ruben Mendoza:

    Suddenly, all of my ancestors channeled me in this area. I'm a scientist, and I now that sounds flaky, but it was so powerful, and I fell to my knees and made the sign of the cross, i had an adversarial relationship with Serra which went unspoken up until that moment.

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