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flake

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noun \ˈflāk\

Definition of flake

  1. 1 :  a small loose mass or bit <flakes of snow>

  2. 2 :  a thin flattened piece or layer :  chip

  3. 3 slang :  cocaine

  4. 4 :  flake tool



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

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flake

verb

Simple Definition of flake

  • : to break apart into small, thin pieces

  • : to form loose, thin pieces that fall off

Full Definition of flake

flakedflak·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with or as if with flakes

  3. 2 :  to form or break into flakes :  chip

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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.



1602

First Known Use of flake

1602


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flake

noun

Definition of flake

  1. :  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


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flake

noun

Definition of flake

  1. :  a person who is flaky :  oddball



Origin of flake

perhaps from flake out


First Known Use: 1964




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