I know you’ve heard the word flake before because it is often related to snow as in snow flake. We define it as a small thin piece of something that have little or no weight. Another example that you may recognize is Cornflakes breakfast cereal.
This word took on a derivative meaning along the years to mean a strange and unusual person or a person that you can’t count on.
At the office, we can refer to people who are not reliable, dishonest & inconsistent by saying they are flakes.
The adjective for this noun is flaky.
Let’s look at these words in context so you can remember to use them in various scenarios:
- Sandra has all the best intentions but she is a flake.
- Marco is usually really sharp but he’s been acting pretty flaky lately.
- Geraldo promised he’d send over the reports but he didn’t. He’s so flaky.
Give examples of behaviors that make people flaky.