Flackery - #476


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Jan 08 2019 1 mins   13

Today's word of the day is flackery, F-L-A-C-K-E-R-Y. Flackery is a noun that means promotion or publicity.


The exact origin of flack, meaning 'a press agent' or 'one who provides publicity,' is unknown. But the rumor mill suggests the it comes from a well-known movie publicist of the 1930s named Gene Flack. True or not, the story illustrates the kind of person who would engage in what would be called flackery. It may refer to show business or other things not taken very seriously.


My career as a professional wrestler never quite got off the ground. My problem is I never had the right flackery to put my name in the limelight.


Once again, the spelling of flackery is F-L-A-C-K-E-R-Y.