flack

1
[ flak ]
/ flæk /
Slang.

noun

verb (used without object)

to serve as a press agent or publicist: to flack for a new rock group.

verb (used with object)

to promote; publicize: to flack a new record.

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Origin of flack

1
1935–40; said to be after Gene Flack, a movie publicity agent

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH flack

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British Dictionary definitions for flacking (1 of 2)

flack1
/ (flæk) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian a press or publicity agent

Word Origin for flack

C20: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for flacking (2 of 2)

flack2
/ (flæk) /

noun

a variant spelling of flak
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