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flack 1

 (flăk) Informal
n.
A press agent; a publicist.
v. flacked, flack·ing, flacks
v.intr.
To act as a press agent: flacking for a movie studio.
v.tr.
To act as a press agent for; promote: authors who tour the country flacking their books.

[Perhaps after Gene Flack, a movie press agent in the 1920s and 1930s.]

flack′er·y n.

flack 2

 (flăk)
n.
Variant of flak.

flack

(flæk)
n
(Marketing) chiefly US and Canadian a press or publicity agent
[C20: of unknown origin]

flack

(flæk)
n
(Military) a variant spelling of flak

flack1

(flæk)
Slang.
n.
2. Also, flack′er•y. publicity.
v.i.
3. to serve as a publicist.
[1935–40, Amer.; said to be after Gene Flack, a movie press agent]

flack2

(flæk)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flack - a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
spokesperson, representative, interpreter, voice - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
2.flack - intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
3.flack - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanesflack - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Bofors gun - an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
predictor - a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
Translations
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Why can't you see old Flack and make him mend that infernal wheel?
They were spotted sneaking out of a pub together last week, and now Caroline Flack andAndrew Bradyhave confirmed those relationship rumours by making it Instagram official.
Flack has joined Armstrong Teasdale as a litigation partner.
FORMER X Factor frontman Olly Murs is locked in a bitter feud with fellow flop host Caroline Flack.
You might want to book this one early -- because, with the music being so fresh and the beer being so cool, the Aphrodite Rock Brewery Christmas Party featuring live music by singer Aimie Flack is likely to sell out fast.
Robert Flack, chief executive of not-for-profit health firm Locala which employs 1,400 people, will officially leave his post on September 30 - although his duties are being passed to an interim chief executive with immediate effect.
CAROLINE Flack has said her exit from The X Factor showed her how "tough the industry can be".
Caroline Flack knows all about troubled romances after her eight-week stint presenting Love Island, the most watched and talked about show of the summer.
Tata Motors (NYSE: TTM), an India-based automaker, has named Tom Flack as its chief procurement officer.
Ohio, US-based steel and aluminum supplier Flack Global Metals has merged with Illinois, US-based painted metal supplier Kenwood Painted Metals to expand and enhance Flack's network of North American processing partners and global network of resources, the company said.
5 April 2017 - Ohio, US-based steel and aluminum supplier Flack Global Metals has merged with Illinois, US-based painted metal supplier Kenwood Painted Metals to expand and enhance Flack's network of North American processing partners and global network of resources, the company said.
Class valedictorian is Kyla Flack, the daughter of Brian and Martha Flack of Oakridge.