Definitions for flakflæk
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word flak
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or flack 2
critical or hostile reaction.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of flak:
1935–40; < G Fl(ieger)a(bwehr)k(anone) antiaircraft gun
flak catcher, flak, flack catcher, flack(noun)
a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
fire, attack, flak, flack, blast(noun)
intense adverse criticism
"Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gun(noun)
artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Ground-based anti-aircraft guns firing explosive shells.
Anti-aircraft shell fire.
A public-relations spokesperson.
Origin: acronym of Fliegerabwehrkanone. First attested 1938 as “antiaircraft gun”, 1940 as “antiaircraft fire”. Sense of “adverse criticism” attested since 1963 in American English.
Translations for flak
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a mark made by splashing
There was a splash of mud on her dress.
- عَلامَة سبَبُها الرَّشقArabic
- изпръскано мястоBulgarian
- manchaPortuguese (BR)
- der SpritzerGerman
- छिड़काव, छिड़काईHindi
- mrlja odčega ispljusnutogCroatian
- bekas percikanIndonesian
- blettur, skvettaIcelandic
- macchia, chiazzaItalian
- 튀긴 자국Korean
- flekk, skvettNorwegian
- stänk, fläckSwedish
- su/çamur lekesiTurkish
- 濺污的斑點Chinese (Trad.)
- چھینٹ سے پڑا داغUrdu
- vết bùn, đốm bẩnVietnamese
- 溅污的斑点Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for flak »
Find a translation for the flak definition in other languages:
Select another language: