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Noun: flak  flak
  1. [informal] Intense adverse criticism
    "don't give me any flak"; "he published an unexpected flak on my work";
    - fire, attack, flack, blast [informal], stick [Brit, informal]
  2. [N. Amer, informal] A slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
    - flak catcher [N. Amer, informal], flack catcher [N. Amer, informal], flack [N. Amer, informal], stick [Brit, informal]
  3. Artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
    - antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gun

Derived forms: flaks

Type of: criticism, gun, interpreter, representative, spokesperson, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn], voice

Encyclopedia: Flak