North American • informal
- A publicity agent: a public relations flackMore example sentences
- 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[with object] Back to top
- 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 committeeMore example sentences
- 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.’
- More example sentences
- 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.
1940s: of unknown origin.