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claptrap


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Claptrap  \Clap"trap`\,  n. 
  1.  A  contrivance  for  clapping  in  theaters.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  A  trick  or  device  to  gain  applause;  humbug. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Claptrap  \Clap"trap`\,  a. 
  Contrived  for  the  purpose  of  making  a  show  or  gaining 
  applause;  deceptive;  unreal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  claptrap 
  n  :  pompous  or  pretentious  talk  or  writing  [syn:  {bombast},  {fustian}, 
  {rant},  {blah}] 




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