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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fleyk]
    • /fleɪk/
    • /fleɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fleyk]
    • /fleɪk/

Definitions of flake word

  • noun flake fake2 (defs 2, 3). 1
  • verb without object flake to peel off or separate in flakes. 1
  • verb without object flake to fall in flakes, as snow. 1
  • verb with object flake fake2 (def 1). 1
  • verb with object flake to lower (a fore-and-aft sail) so as to drape the sail equally on both sides over its boom. 1
  • verb flake flake out, Slang. to fall asleep; take a nap. 1

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Origin of flake

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; (noun) Middle English; akin to Old English flac- in flacox flying (said of arrows), Old Norse flakka to rove, wander, Middle Dutch vlacken to flutter; (in def 4) by back formation from flaky, in sense “eccentric, odd”; (v.) late Middle English: to fall in flakes, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Flake


flake popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

flake usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flake

noun flake

  • leaf — one of the expanded, usually green organs borne by the stem of a plant.
  • plate — the base at which the batter stands and which a base runner must reach safely in order to score a run, typically a five-sided slab of whitened rubber set at ground level at the front corner of the diamond.
  • layer — protocol layer
  • slice — a thin, flat piece cut from something: a slice of bread.
  • sheet — Nautical. a rope or chain for extending the clews of a square sail along a yard. a rope for trimming a fore-and-aft sail. a rope or chain for extending the lee clew of a course.

verb flake

  • blister — A blister is a painful swelling on the surface of your skin. Blisters contain a clear liquid and are usually caused by heat or by something repeatedly rubbing your skin.
  • trim — to put into a neat or orderly condition by clipping, paring, pruning, etc.: to trim a hedge.
  • pare — Ambroise [ahn-brwaz] /ɑ̃ˈbrwaz/ (Show IPA), 1510–90, French surgeon.
  • scale — a succession or progression of steps or degrees; graduated series: the scale of taxation; the social scale.
  • chip — Chips are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat and eaten hot, usually with a meal.

Antonyms for flake

noun flake

  • whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.

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