flaky
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "flakey."
flaky(
fley
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ki
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tending to fall apart in thin pieces)
a. escamoso
You will get some flaky skin after the sunburn heals.Tendrás la piel algo escamosa después de que se te cure la quemadura de sol.
2. (culinary)
a. hojaldrado
Benjamin bit into the flaky crust of the empanada.Benjamin le metió un mordisco a la masa hojaldrada de la empanada.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(eccentric)
a. raro
Our neighbor is a flaky artist who works at all hours of the day in his apartment.Nuestro vecino es un artista raro que trabaja a todas horas del día en su apartamento.
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flaky
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (surface)
a. desconchado(a)
2. (skin)
a. con escamas
flaky pastryhojaldre m
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. raro(a) (eccentric)
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flaky [ˈfleɪkɪ]
adjective
flakier (comparative)flakiest (superlative)
1 [+paintwork] desconchado; [+skin] escamoso
2 [+idea] descabellado
He wondered if the idea wasn't just a little too flaky, a little too outlandish Before 1014 the anti-war movement was still being discredited as a flaky fringe
[+person] raro
If you find Sid flaky, you should meet his brothers We don't want this flaky character. He can't stay If he's so flaky that he can't make up his mind about running for office, imagine how would he handle really tough decisions in office Whereas Landers is essentially the harmlessly flaky type of philosopher-nerd, Green is altogether creepier, the serial-killer nerd
modifier
flaky pastry (n) (Cookery) hojaldre (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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