1. (drugs) cocaine, spec. pieces that are smaller than average.
|S.F. Call 7 May 3/5: ‘Flake’ is powdered cocaine. the victim inhales it like snuff .|
|Black Candle 52: Cocaine is sold to school-children as ‘coke’ or ‘flake’.|
|Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 206: He sprinkled my tree with flakes of cocaine.|
|Drugs from A to Z (1970).|
|Snowblind (1978) 193: ‘And this is my product,’ pointing to the rock [...] ‘the purest flake on the street’.|
|‘White Lines’ [lyrics] Dust, flake or rocks?|
|Do or Die (1992) xv: The good-natured, street-smart guy who used to drop by the house with the weekend supply of Bolivian flake.|
|Out of Time (ms.) 172: With half-a-gram of Peruvian flake in my pocket and fraught with nervous energy I made my way to Maddie’s terraced house.|
|Lush Life 367: The flake brought tears to his eyes .|
|Viva La Madness 12: The concierge service could provide the best flake cocaine on that whole bit of coast.|
|Riptide Ultra-Glide 8: Coke, blow, flake, fluff, snow, marching dust, weasel powder, white death [etc].|
|‘Waps’ [lyrics] Yeah, bro creating the funkyhouse and my brudda C got the flake.|
2. (drugs) heroin.
|Teen-Age Gangs 147: I have often thought [...] how this increased our consumption of reefers and flakes from the tall white horse.|
3. (drugs) in pl., phencyclidine.
|Angel Dust 124: The large number of street names it has been accorded over the years: [...] flakes.et al.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 9: Flakes — PCP.|
4. (Aus.) shark meat, esp. as sold in fish ’n’ chip shops.
|Traveller’s Tool 79: On Fridays you could count on a good serve of flake (or shark meat), deep-fried in batter.|
|Holden’s Performance (1989) 250: Shadbolt paused with a lump of flake.|