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ˈfleɪ kiflaky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flaky, flakeyadjective

    made of or resembling flakes

    "flaky soap"

  2. flaky, flakeyadjective

    made of or easily forming flakes

  3. bizarre, eccentric, freakish, freaky, flaky, flakey, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outreadjective

    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. Flakyadjective

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

  2. Flakyadjective

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

  3. Flakyadjective

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


  1. flakyadjective

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

    Etymology: flake + -y

  2. flakyadjective

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

    Some of his friends were flaky.

    Etymology: flake + -y

  3. flakyadjective

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

    Etymology: flake + -y

  4. flakyadjective

    eccentric; scatterbrained

    Etymology: flake + -y

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flakyadjective

    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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  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

Examples of flaky in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ed Costelloe:

    Boris is a flawed character and flaky but most politicians are underneath, it would be lovely to have Mother Theresa as prime minister, but it ain't going to happen.

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    the act of making something completely wet
    • A. sousing
    • B. nidus
    • C. preponderance
    • D. swag

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