1. [ noun ] intense adverse criticism
Synonyms: attack blast flak fire

"Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party" "the government has come under attack" "don't give me any flak"

Related terms: criticism attack
2. [ noun ] a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
Synonyms: flak flack_catcher flak_catcher
Related terms: spokesperson
3. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6869
4. [ noun ] (military,arms) artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Synonyms: antiaircraft_gun flak pom-pom ack-ack ack-ack_gun antiaircraft
Related terms: gun Bofors_gun predictor
Similar spelling:   flock