Clap trap

nonsense

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • clap|trap — «KLAP TRAP», noun, adjective. –n. 1. empty talk or an insincere remark made just to get attention or applause: »Everything he said was just claptrap. 2. a trick or device to catch applause: »Art should be independent of all claptrap (James… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clap trap — Australian Slang nonsense …   English dialects glossary

  • clap-trap — I. n. Trick (for the sake of effect, as on the stage), stage effect, stage trick, coup de théâtre, tour de force. II. a. Stage tricky, ad captandum, spectacular, theatrical, histrionic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • clap·trap — /ˈklæpˌtræp/ noun [noncount] informal : words, ideas, etc., that are very foolish or stupid : ↑nonsense His entire speech was nothing but claptrap. I m tired of hearing all that claptrap about how hard her life is …   Useful english dictionary

  • clap (the clap) — n venereal disease, gonorrhoea. The only widespread slang term for the condi tion, this word was derived from French (clapoir, meaning a swelling, or clapier, meaning a brothel) in the late 16th cen tury. It became a taboo, and therefore slang… …   Contemporary slang

  • claptrap — clap|trap [ˈklæptræp] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: claptrap something intended to make the people watching a show clap (18 19 centuries)] informal talk that is stupid or shows a lack of knowledge ▪ romantic claptrap …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • claptrap — clap|trap [ klæp,træp ] noun uncount INFORMAL stupid talk that you do not believe: political claptrap …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • claptrap — clap•trap [[t]ˈklæpˌtræp[/t]] n. 1) pretentious and insincere or empty language 2) any artifice or expedient for winning applause • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

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