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flake

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

Origin and Etymology of flake

Middle English; akin to Old English flacor flying (of arrows), Old Norse flakna to flake off, split

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flake

verb

Definition of flake

flaked; flaking
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 in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of flake

1602


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flake

noun

Definition of flake

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

Origin and Etymology of flake

Middle English flake, fleke hurdle; akin to Middle Dutch vlāke, vlaec hurdle, Old Norse flaki


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flake

noun

Definition of flake

:a person who is flaky :oddball

Origin and Etymology of flake

perhaps from flake out



FLAKE Defined for English Language Learners

flake

verb

Definition of flake for English Language Learners

  • : to break apart into small, thin pieces

  • : to form loose, thin pieces that fall off


FLAKE Defined for Kids

1

flake

noun \ ˈflāk \

Definition of flake for Students

:a small thin flat piece

2

flake

verb

Definition of flake for Students

flaked; flaking
:to form or separate into small thin flat pieces


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