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Meaning of FLAKY

Pronunciation:  'fleykee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage antics"
  2. [adj]  made of or easily forming flakes

FLAKY is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bizarre, eccentric, flakey, freakish, freaky, outlandish, outre, tender, unconventional



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flak"y\, a.
Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or
cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.

   What showers of mortal hail, what flaky fires! --Watts.

   A flaky weight of winter's purest snows.    --Wordsworth.

Computing Dictionary

(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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