flackery
noun see flack I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flackery — /flak euh ree/, n. publicity and promotion; press agentry. [FLACK1 + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • flackery — noun The aggressive public relations activity associated with press agents Syn: spin, PR, marketing …   Wiktionary

  • flackery — flack·ery …   English syllables

  • flackery — ˈflak(ə)rē, ri noun ( es) Etymology: flack (III) + ery : publicity : promotion : press agentry * * * /flak euh ree/, n. publicity and promotion; …   Useful english dictionary

  • flack — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1939 one who provides publicity; especially press agent • flackery noun II. variant of flak III. intransitive verb Date: 1965 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flack — flack1 N. Amer. informal noun a publicity agent. verb publicize or promote. Derivatives flackery noun Origin 1940s: of unknown origin. flack2 noun variant spelling of flak …   English new terms dictionary

  • patter — I v 1. tiptoe, walk lightly; scurry, scuttle, trip along, skip, hie. 2. tap, pitter patter, drum, pound, beat; thrum, palpitate, pulsate. 3. spatter, sprinkle, splash, plash; fleck, dapple, stipple. n 4. pitter patter, tapping, rat a tat,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • f lackery — [“flseka^i] n. an advertising agency. □ Ted works for a f lackery over on Maple Street. □ It seems like the whole political campaign was directed by some New York flackery …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flack — ☆ flack1 [flak ] n. [< ?] Slang PRESS AGENT vi. Slang to serve as a press agent flackery n. flack2 [flak] n. alt. sp. of FLAK …   English World dictionary

  • flack|er|y — «FLAK uhr ee», noun. Slang. press agentry; publicity; promotion: »There were also slogans minted by a Manhattan advertising agency and mimeographed press releases that smacked of big city flackery (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

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