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

Definitions of flaker word

  • noun flaker a small, flat, thin piece, especially one that has been or become detached from a larger piece or mass: flakes of old paint. 1
  • noun flaker any small piece or mass: a flake of snow. 1
  • noun flaker a stratum or layer. 1
  • noun flaker Slang. an eccentric person; screwball. 1
  • noun flaker Slang. cocaine. 1
  • noun flaker a usually broad, often irregular piece of stone struck from a larger core and sometimes retouched to form a flake tool. 1

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Origin of flaker

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 Flaker


flaker 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.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

flaker usage trend in Literature

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