There are 2 definitions of flack in English:

flack1

Syllabification: flack
Pronunciation: /flak
 
/
North American informal

noun

  • A publicity agent: a public relations flack
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    • According to sources, lots of Hollywood types were backstage, including agents, PR flacks, managers and special guests.
    • Replicated at the grass roots, some kind of PR alchemy transforms longtime opportunists into profiles in courage and timeworn corporate flacks into champions of the common people.
    • The university is clamping down on media access during his summer booster club tour, and publicity flacks are shielding the most available man in college football.

verb

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  • Publicize or promote (something or someone): a crass ambulance-chaser who flacks himself in TV ads [no object]: the local news media shamelessly flack for the organizing committee
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    • The magazine also criticized ‘the polemical, partisan mean-spiritedness that lies at the heart of his book, and to an even greater degree, his television appearances flacking it.’
    • Is the New York Times breaking the news - or flacking for the military?
    • He has sponsored and flacked for the badly misnamed and recently passed ‘African Growth and Opportunity Act.’

Derivatives

flackery

noun
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  • And that's just the leading edge of the flackery.
  • But with our eyes on the prize, we should not stumble into the classic trap of candidate flackery while applying political cosmetics.
  • I quote it in full, for the sheer pleasure of wallowing in high-grade flackery.

Origin

1940s: of unknown origin.

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There are 2 definitions of flack in English:

flack2

Syllabification: flack
Pronunciation: /
 
flak/

noun

  • variant spelling of flak.

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