[ flak ]
/ flæk /
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 flack1
1935–40; said to be after Gene Flack, a movie publicity agent
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British Dictionary definitions for flacking (1 of 2)
/ (flæk) /
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)
/ (flæk) /
a variant spelling of flak
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