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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
1 : to cover with or as if with flakes
2 : to form or break into flakes : chip
: 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

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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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

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

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flake

noun \ ˈflāk \

Definition of flake for Students

: a small thin flat piece

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flake

verb

Definition of flake for Students

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


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