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Flake (2)

verb; derivation
When a person bails on a meeting, but fails to inform everyone else until last minute. Potentially ruining previous plans.
 
The word in a verb tense means to peel or fall away. Modern vernacular has widened the verbs meaning to encompass people peeling or pulling away from the group last minute.
Etymology : Originating in the 15 century, and used to describe how snow falls in ‘flakes’. In 1759, flakes were used to described as anything peeling off in pieces.
Source : “Did Preston flake on d-line dinner again?” -Conversation with my teammate
Last modified: 6 December 2016


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