flack


flack
flack [flæk] n
1.) another spelling of ↑flak
2.) AmE informal someone whose job is to represent an organization and answer questions about it, especially when something bad has happened
They spent millions on lobbyists and flacks to improve their image.

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  • flack — ☆ flack1 [flak ] n. [< ?] Slang PRESS AGENT vi. Slang to serve as a press agent flackery n. flack2 [flak] n. alt. sp. of FLAK …   English World dictionary

  • flack|er|y — «FLAK uhr ee», noun. Slang. press agentry; publicity; promotion: »There were also slogans minted by a Manhattan advertising agency and mimeographed press releases that smacked of big city flackery (Time) …   Useful english dictionary