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CLAPTRAP

 Dictionary entry overview: What does claptrap mean? 

CLAPTRAP (noun)
  The noun CLAPTRAP has 1 sense:

1. pompous or pretentious talk or writing

  Familiarity information: CLAPTRAP used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLAPTRAP (noun)


Sense 1claptrap [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pompous or pretentious talk or writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

blah; bombast; claptrap; fustian; rant

Hypernyms ("claptrap" is a kind of...):

grandiloquence; grandiosity; magniloquence; ornateness; rhetoric (high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation)


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