Claptrap

Pronunciation: [ klap-trap ]


Definition: noun

absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas

Origin: Mid 18th century; English


Etymology: from clap + trap, denoting something designed to elicit applause


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • bombast

  • bunk

  • drivel

  • nonsense

Antonyms:

  • sense

Example:

He told the company he was giving a serious speech, but it was truly just claptrap.

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