flake


1flake

noun \ˈflāk\

Definition of FLAKE

1
:  a small loose mass or bit <flakes of snow>
2
:  a thin flattened piece or layer :  chip
3
slang :  cocaine
4

Origin of FLAKE

Middle English; akin to Old English flacor flying (of arrows), Old Norse flakna to flake off, split
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms

controlled, herb, key, sodden

2flake

verb

: to break apart into small, thin pieces

: to form loose, thin pieces that fall off

flakedflak·ing

Full Definition of FLAKE

transitive verb
1
:  to cover with or as if with flakes
2
:  to form or break into flakes :  chip
intransitive verb
:  to separate into flakes; also :  to peel in flakes

Examples of FLAKE

  1. Bake the fish until it flakes easily when tested with a fork.

First Known Use of FLAKE

1602

3flake

noun

Definition of FLAKE

:  a stage, platform, or tray for drying fish or produce

Origin of FLAKE

Middle English flake, fleke hurdle; akin to Middle Dutch vlāke, vlaec hurdle, Old Norse flaki
First Known Use: 1623

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

4flake

noun

Definition of FLAKE

:  a person who is flaky :  oddball

Origin of FLAKE

perhaps from flake out
First Known Use: 1964

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