1flake /ˈfleɪk/ noun plural flakes
] 1 :
a small, thin piece of something ▪ delicate flakes of snow ▪ white flakes of dandruff ▪ soap flakes
— see also cornflakes, snowflake
2 chiefly US, informal :
a strange or unusual person : oddball ▪ He's a nice guy but he's a bit of a flake.