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Flaked

verb; derivation
Describes the action of single person cancelling his plans with a larger group.
 
fla- is a morpheme from Latin that means ‘blow’, and –ed is a past participle indicating the action has taken place. The dictionary definition of flake is, a small, flat, thin piece, especially one the has been or became detached from a larger piece of mass. Today the word flake has been generalized to describe a single person canceling previous plans with a larger group of people.
Etymology : Noun used in early 14c Old English, ‘thin, flat piece of snow; a particle’.
Source : “Why do people flake out on plans?’ -AdultSocialSkills.com
Last modified: 6 December 2016


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