flaky flaky  /f ˈleɪ ki/


  1. (adj) made of or resembling flakes
  2. (adj) made of or easily forming flakes
  3. (adj) conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual


  1. But they aren't part of a flaky fringe movement.
  2. You might expect decisive people to be assertive and flaky people to come undone.
  3. Putin has portrayed Ukraine as a flaky transit country, while Ukrainians say Russia is simply a bully.


  1. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: The Best Blueberry Pie

    Above: Test kitchen chef Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a blueberry pie filling that is firm and full of fresh, bright flavor and still-plump berries, and uncovers the test kitchen’s secret to a foolproof pie dough recipe that bakes up tender and flaky every single time.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KPBS San Diego

  2. Labeling of clergy is irresponsible journalism

    In Sunday’s AC-T, and again on Monday, we learned that “left-leaning clergy” have been part of the recent Moral Monday protests in Raleigh. This is shoddy, irresponsible journalism. How does either the AP reporter or John Boyle know that the participating clergy are “left-leaning”? Is “left-leaning” intended to imply that they are flaky idealists and therefore to be discounted? Are we going to ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

  3. Recipe: Flaky Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

    These flaky drop biscuits are made with both white and whole wheat flour, buttermilk, butter and a little canola oil.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Inside Bay Area


  1. The Finance Minister, Lindsay Tanner said "this is the most negative, flaky, risky budget reply ever", and that Mr Abbott was a "great big risk to the economy".
    on May 13, 2010 By: Lindsay Tanner Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "At 0-3 I played a couple of flaky points, and you just can't give guys at this level opportunity to take advantage, and they will," Ginepri said.
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Robby Ginepri Source: ESPN

  3. "The environment was one of my key goals when I got elected, and people thought that was flaky in 2001, but they don't now," Rybak said.
    on Aug 29, 2008 By: RT Rybak Source: Bemidji Pioneer

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