flak

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noun \ˈflak\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of flak

plural

flak

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flack

  1. 1 :  antiaircraft guns

  2. 2 :  the bursting shells fired from flak

  3. 3 or less commonly flack :  criticism, opposition

Examples of flak in a sentence

  1. He caught heavy flak for his decision to oppose the new school.

  2. He took a lot of flak from the other kids for his unusual appearance.

Origin and Etymology of flak

German, from Fliegerabwehrkanonen, from Flieger flyer + Abwehr defense + Kanonen cannons


First Known Use: 1938




FLAK Defined for English Language Learners

flak

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noun \ˈflak\

Definition of flak for English Language Learners

  • : exploding shells that are shot at enemy aircraft from guns on the ground

  • : harsh criticism



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