Definitions for flakflæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flakflæk(n.)

or flack 2

  1. antiaircraft fire.

    Category: Military

  2. critical or hostile reaction.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of flak:

1935–40; < G Fl(ieger)a(bwehr)k(anone) antiaircraft gun

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

Wiktionary

  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.


Translations for flak

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

splash(noun)

a mark made by splashing

There was a splash of mud on her dress.

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