A publicist, a publicity agent.
Alternative spelling of flak.
Other Word Forms of Flack
Origin of Flack
From Middle English flacken (“to palpitate, flutter”), akin to Middle Dutch vlacken (“to flicker, flash, sparkle”), Danish flakke (“to wander”), Swedish flacka (“to rove, rove about, ramble”), Icelandic flakka (“to move”). Compare also Icelandic flaka (“to flap, hang loose”), Swedish flaxa (“to flap, flutter”).
Perhaps after Gene Flack a movie press agent in the 1920s and 1930s
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Variant of flak.
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