flack flack  /f ˈlæk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
  2. (n) intense adverse criticism
  3. (n) artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes

Usage(s):

  1. Now that the book has become quite popular, explained an NPS flack to a Baptist news agency, we dont want to remove it.
  2. She met with lawyers, with family, with her flack.
  3. Page's flack is a much better one than my own, having been made in Leipzig by Gustav Schmidt, an old master flackmaker.

News

  1. This Day in Black History: June 12, 1971

    Roberta Flack's "You've Got a Friend" hit the charts.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BET.com

  2. ‘Magic Magic’ Trailer: Michael Cera Drives Juno Temple Nuts

    Since breaking out on Arrested Development a decade ago, Michael Cera has gotten a lot of flack for his tendency to stick to the George-Michael Bluth type — awkward, timid, but fundamentally sweet. But just as George-Michael has matured into a more confident, independent young man in the new fourth season of the series, Cera’s [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: /Film

Quotes

  1. "And if there ever was a reflection of that it's the fact that Senator McCain required a flack jacket, 10 armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks...
    on May 25, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: Bizjournals.com

  2. "It can be, yeah," Rollins said. "There are times, like, it's one of those cities ...... I might catch some flack for saying this, but, you know, they're front-runners. When you're doing good, they're on your side. When you're doing bad,...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Jimmy Rollins Source: MLB.com

  3. "How about Reggie Bush today? That was unbelievable," Saints linebacker Scott Fujita said. "You hear about all the (flack) he's taken from people for not being able to run downhill ...... but that guy competes more than many people I've ever...
    on Oct 21, 2007 By: Scott Fujita Source: USA Today

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