"clap-trap" Definition

  1. high-sounding nonsense. An ancient theatrical term for a “TRAP to catch a CLAP by way of applause from the spectators at a play.”—_Bailey’s Dictionary._

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Position in the dictionary: 660 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: clapper, claret, clashy, class, clawhammer coat, clean, clean out, click, clicker, clift
Previous words in the dictionary: clap, clam, or clem, claggum, clack-box, circumbendibus, cinder, churchwarden, church a yack, chunk, chump

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