Meaning of “flake” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “flake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flake" in American English

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flakenoun [ C ]

us /fleɪk/

flake noun [ C ] (THIN PIECE)

a small, thin piece, esp. of a layer on a surface:

Flakes of paint fell from the ceiling.

flake noun [ C ] (PERSON)

infml a person who does not seem to pay attention and is sometimes silly:

That guy is a real flake.

flakeverb [ I ]


flake verb [ I ] (COME OFF IN PIECES)

to come off easily in small, thin, flat pieces:

Plaster is flaking off the walls.

(Definition of “flake” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)