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Meaning of FLAKY

Pronunciation:  'fleykee

Matching Terms:  flak, flak catcher, flake, flake off, flake out, flake tool, flaker, flake-scar, flakey, flakiness, flaking station, flaking-tool

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(Or "flakey") Subject to frequent lossage. This use is of course related to the common slang use of the word to describe a person as eccentric, crazy, or just unreliable. A system that is flaky is working, sort of - enough that you are tempted to try to use it - but fails frequently enough that the odds in favour of finishing what you start are low. Commonwealth hackish prefers dodgy.

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