Meaning of flak

flak

Pronunciation: (flak), [key]
— n.
  1. antiaircraft fire, esp. as experienced by the crews of combat airplanes at which the fire is directed.
  2. criticism; hostile reaction; abuse: Such an unpopular decision is bound to draw a lot of flak from the press.
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