- flack [flæk] n1.) another spelling of ↑flak2.) 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 — is a surname, and may refer to:;Persons *Audrey Flack (b. 1931), American painter and sculptor *Caroline Flack (contemporary), British television presenter *Edwin Flack (1873–1935), Australian Olympic athlete in track and field and tennis *John… … Wikipedia
Flack — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Audrey Flack (* 1931), US amerikanische Malerin und Bildhauerin Edwin Flack (1873–1935), australischer Leichtathlet Layne Flack (* 1969), US amerikanischer Pokerspieler Lotte Flack (* 1994), deutsche… … Deutsch Wikipedia
flack — [flæk] also flak noun [countable] informal a person whose job is to represent an organization and talk to newspaper and television reporters, answering their questions about a negative story involving the organization: • He put a shield between… … Financial and business terms
flack — (n.) publicity or press agent, 1945, also as a verb by that year, said to have been coined in show biz magazine Variety (but this is not the first attested use), supposedly from name of Gene Flack, a movie agent, but influenced by FLAK (Cf. flak) … Etymology dictionary
flack — flack·er; flack·ery; flack; … English syllables
Flack — (Schiffsw.), so v.w. Flaak … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
flack — [ flæk ] another spelling of flak … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
flack — N. Amer. informal ► NOUN ▪ a publicity agent. ► VERB ▪ publicize or promote. ORIGIN of unknown origin … English terms dictionary
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