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flaky


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flaky  \Flak"y\,  a. 
  Consisting  of  flakes  or  of  small  loose  masses;  lying,  or 
  cleaving  off  in  flakes  or  layers;  flakelike 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flaky 
  adj  1:  made  of  or  easily  forming  flakes  [syn:  {flakey}] 
  2:  conspicuously  or  grossly  unconventional  or  unusual; 
  "restaurants  of  bizarre  design--one  like  a  hat,  another 
  like  a  rabbit";  "famed  for  his  eccentric  spelling";  "a 
  freakish  combination  of  styles";  "the  outlandish  clothes 
  of  teenagers";  "outre  and  affected  stage  antics"  [syn:  {bizarre}, 
  {eccentric},  {freakish},  {freaky},  {outlandish},  {outre}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  flaky  adj  (var  sp  `flakey')  Subject  to  frequent  {lossage}. 
  This  use  is  of  course  related  to  the  common  slang  use  of  the  word  to 
  describe  a  person  as  eccentric,  crazy,  or  just  unreliable.  A  system  that 
  is  flaky  is  working,  sort  of  --  enough  that  you  are  tempted  to  try  to 
  use  it  --  but  fails  frequently  enough  that  the  odds  in  favor  of  finishing 
  what  you  start  are  low  Commonwealth  hackish  prefers  {dodgy}  or  {wonky}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  flaky 
 
  (Or  "flakey")  Subject  to  frequent  {lossage}.  This  use  is  of 
  course  related  to  the  common  slang  use  of  the  word  to  describe 
  a  person  as  eccentric,  crazy,  or  just  unreliable.  A  system 
  that  is  flaky  is  working,  sort  of  -  enough  that  you  are 
  tempted  to  try  to  use  it  -  but  fails  frequently  enough  that 
  the  odds  in  favour  of  finishing  what  you  start  are  low 
  Commonwealth  hackish  prefers  {dodgy}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-01-05) 
 
 




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