Flaked is an informal word that is used to describe someone who has quit their job or school. It is often used in a negative way, to describe someone who is not doing their job or school very well.

  • He flaked out on his work, and the boss was not happy.

  • She flaked out on her test, and she was not very happy about it.

Definition of flaked


To break or chip off in a flake.


To prove unreliable or impractical; to abandon or desert, to fail to follow through.


To store an item such as rope or sail in layers


To hit (another person).

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Example Sentences for flaked

  • 1

    The chip removed by the blow is the flake.

  • 2

    The fish is poached and then flaked.

  • 3

    The flake is then separated from the material.

  • 4

    The shapes of the flakes of snow were beautiful.

  • 5

    They should flake off in large pieces.

  • 6

    It ranked the second just after the flake ice.

  • 7

    I'll put the snow flakes in the mail tomorrow.

  • 8

    If applied to woodwork distemper is apt to flake off.

  • 9

    Dander is dried saliva that has flaked off.

  • 10

    The graphite takes on the shape of a three dimensional flake.