Thesaurus

flake

noun (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of flake

(Entry 1 of 2)

a small flat piece separated from a whole
  • sprinkle the cake with coconut flakes

Synonyms for flake

Words Related to flake

Near Antonyms for flake

flake

noun (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of flake (Entry 2 of 2)

a person of odd or whimsical habits
  • the lady with all those cats is sweet, but kind of a flake

Synonyms for flake

Words Related to flake

Phrases Synonymous with flake

Near Antonyms for flake

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about flake

Time Traveler for flake

Time Traveler

The first known use of flake was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Flake.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flake. Accessed 6 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on flake

Dictionary: Definition of flake

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with flake

Spanish Central: Translation of flake

Nglish: Translation of flake for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of flake for Arabic Speakers

Comments on flake

What made you want to look up flake? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

very cautious or careful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!