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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flak catcher, flak, flack catcher, flack(noun)

    a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer

  2. 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"

  3. antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gun(noun)

    artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes


  1. flak(Noun)

    Ground-based anti-aircraft guns firing explosive shells.

  2. flak(Noun)

    Anti-aircraft shell fire.

  3. flak(Noun)

    Adverse criticism.

  4. flak(Noun)

    A public-relations spokesperson.

  5. Origin: acronym of Fliegerabwehrkanone. First attested 1938 as “antiaircraft gun”, 1940 as “antiaircraft fire”. Sense of “adverse criticism” attested since 1963 in American English.

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  • FlugzeugabwehrkanoneGerman
  • woordvoerder, luchtafweergranaten, afbrekende kritiek, luchtafweergeschutDutch
  • зенитка, перекрёстный огонь, зенитное орудиеRussian

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