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Definition of "flaky" []

  • Made of or resembling flakes. (adjective)
  • Forming or tending to form flakes or thin, crisp fragments: flaky pastry. (adjective)
  • Slang Somewhat eccentric; odd: "that slightly flakey quality, in joy as well as in grief, that prepares us subtly for the mad scenes to come” ( Village Voice). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flaky" in a sentence
  • "They lusted after his recipes, and most especially, whole baked apples wrapped in flaky pie crusts."
  • "However, the stuff about her short career at Microsoft as a proxy for her being flaky is unwarranted."
  • "This morning, I went to the local bakery to buy fartons (a local pastry, sort of a long thin flaky croissant-like thing with frosting on top, meant to be dunked in horchata) but they only had one left."