What does flak mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flak.

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flak in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Randy Bowling:

    We have mixed emotions, we caught a lot of flak from our friends who are on the fence.

  2. Caitlyn Jenner:

    I have gotten more flak for being a conservative Republican than I have for being trans.

  3. Robert Haigh:

    They jumped on it a bit quickly by pushing Winterkorn out of the door, so the scope for him to take the flak was limited.

  4. Russ Snell:

    When the flak came up and you heard it, you wanted to get out of that plane, it was like it hailed outside. That’s why you’re glad to jump. When those planes go down, that’s it. But when you jump, you still have a chance.

  5. Seth Meyers:

    She’s wearing Army gear because it’s a USO tour, but honestly, who could blame women if they started wearingmilitarygear whenever they’re around men ? ‘ Where are you going in a helmet and a flak jacket ? ’ ‘ The subway. ’.

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Translations for flak

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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