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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fley-kee]
    • /ˈfleɪ ki/
    • /ˈfleɪ.ki/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fley-kee]
    • /ˈfleɪ ki/

Definitions of flaky word

  • adjective flaky of or like flakes. 1
  • adjective flaky lying or cleaving off in flakes or layers. 1
  • adjective flaky Slang. eccentric; wacky; dizzy: a flaky math professor. 1
  • noun flaky Breaking or separating easily into small thin pieces. 1
  • adjective flaky substance: crumbly 1
  • adjective flaky person: unreliable 1

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Origin of flaky

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
1570-80; 1965-70 for def 3; flake1 + -y1; sense of def. 3 probably flake4 + -y1, though influenced by flake1

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Parts of speech for Flaky


flaky popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% 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".

flaky usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flaky

adj flaky

  • crazy — If you describe someone or something as crazy, you think they are very foolish or strange.
  • unconventional — not conventional; not bound by or conforming to convention, rule, or precedent; free from conventionality: an unconventional artist; an unconventional use of material.
  • wacky — odd or irrational; crazy: They had some wacky plan for selling more books.
  • nutty — abounding in or producing nuts.
  • goofy — ridiculous; silly; wacky; nutty: a goofy little hat.

adjective flaky

  • peeling — the skin or rind of a fruit, vegetable, etc.
  • blistering — Blistering heat is very great heat.
  • crumbling — to break into small fragments or crumbs.
  • crumbly — Something that is crumbly is easily broken into a lot of little pieces.
  • chipped — damaged by having a small piece broken off

Antonyms for flaky

adj flaky

  • sane — free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind: a sane person.

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