verb, flaked, flaking.
flake out, Slang. to fall asleep; take a nap.
a small thin piece or layer chipped off or detached from an object or substance; scale
a small piece or particle: a flake of snow
a thin layer or stratum
(slang, mainly US) an eccentric, crazy, or unreliable person
to peel or cause to peel off in flakes; chip
to cover or become covered with or as with flakes
(transitive) to form into flakes
a rack or platform for drying fish or other produce
(nautical) another word for fake1
(in Australia) the commercial name for the meat of the gummy shark
“thin, flat piece,” early 14c., possibly from Old English *flacca “flakes of snow,” from Old Norse flak “loose or torn piece” (related to Old Norse fla “to skin,” see flay), from Proto-Germanic *flago- (cf. Middle Dutch vlac, Dutch vlak “flat, level,” Middle High German vlach, German Flocke “flake”); from PIE *plak- (1) “to be flat,” extended form of root *pele- (2) “flat, to spread” (see plane (n.1)).
early 15c., “to fall in flakes,” from flake (n.). Related: Flaked; flaking.
A total failure; flop (1970s+)
: Don’t act so flake (1960s+ Baseball)
[all except police senses ultimately fr an attested phrase snow flakes, ”cocaine”]
[fleyk] /fleɪk/ noun 1. a small, flat, thin piece, especially one that has been or become detached from a larger piece or mass: flakes of old paint. 2. any small piece or mass: a flake of snow. 3. a stratum or layer. 4. Slang. an eccentric person; screwball. 5. Slang. . 6. a usually broad, […]
noun 1. a Paleolithic or later stone tool made from a flake struck from a larger core. flake tool A stone tool consisting of a flake that is often modified by further chipping or flaking. Although sharp-edged flakes removed in the production of core tools were presumably used as cutting tools by early humans, true […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a pigment made from flakes of white lead
[fley-kee] /ˈfleɪ ki/ adjective, flakier, flakiest. 1. of or like . 2. lying or cleaving off in or layers. 3. Slang. eccentric; wacky; dizzy: a flaky math professor. /ˈfleɪkɪ/ adjective flakier, flakiest 1. like or made of flakes 2. tending to peel off or break easily into flakes 3. (US, slang) Also flakey. eccentric; crazy […]