I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1939 one who provides publicity; especially press agentflackery noun II. variant of flak III. intransitive verb Date: 1965 to provide publicity ; engage in press-agentry

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  • 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 — flack1 /flak/, n. Sometimes Disparaging. 1. See press agent. 2. publicity. v.i. 3. to serve as a press agent or publicist: to flack for a new rock group. v.t. 4. to promote; publicize: to flack a new record. [1935 40; said to be after Gene Flack …   Universalium

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