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Definition of flake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    flake

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//fleɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fleɪk//
     
    Snow and ice
     
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  1. 1a small, very thin layer or piece of something, especially one that has broken off from something larger flakes of snow/paint dried onion flakes see also cornflakes, snowflake, soap flakes See related entries: Snow and ice
  2. 2(North American English, informal) a person who is strange or unusual or who forgets things easily
  3. Word Originnoun Middle English: the immediate source is unknown, the senses perhaps deriving from different words; probably of Germanic origin and related to flag ‘flagstone’ and flaw.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flake

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