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flaky

1. slang Unreliable, especially in keeping commitments. Tom is so flaky, though—I doubt he'll show up.
2. slang Strange, weird, or wacky. I know Stu probably seems a little flaky, but he's harmless, I swear.

flaky

(ˈfleki)
1. mod. unreliable. I’m getting so flaky. Must be old age.
2. mod. habituated to the use of cocaine. (Drugs.) He looks a little flaky. Look at his eyes and nose.
3. and flako (ˈfleko) mod. alcohol intoxicated. Paul was flaky and couldn’t drive. Man is he flako!
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