Simple Definition of flak
: exploding shells that are shot at enemy aircraft from guns on the ground
: harsh criticism
Examples of flak in a sentence
He caught heavy flak for his decision to oppose the new school.
He took a lot of flak from the other kids for his unusual appearance.
Variants of flak
Origin and Etymology of flak
German, from Fliegerabwehrkanonen, from Flieger flyer + Abwehr defense + Kanonen cannons
First Known Use: 1938
Rhymes with flak
back, black, Braque, clack, claque, crack, flack, hack, jack, knack, lac, lack, lakh, mac, Mac, pack, plaque, quack, rack, sac, sack, sacque, shack, slack, smack, snack, stack, tach, tack, thwack, track, Wac, wack, whack, wrack, yak
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