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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


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


  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

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a mark made by splashing

There was a splash of mud on her dress.

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