claptrap claptrap


  • (n) pompous or pretentious talk or writing



  • Bargain Advocate: Mastering the art of the garage sale

    For about a month my husband and I have been contemplating purchasing a car-top carrier. Our little SUV has ample space for a few days’ worth of luggage and baby claptrap, but not quite enough to accommodate our weekends away to the Hamptons and side junkets to our yacht docked in Miami. (Kidding.)
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Port Clinton News Herald


  1. "The greatness of art comes from the ambiguities, which is another way of saying it stops us from knowing what to think," Henson said. "It redeems us from a world of moralism and opinionation and claptrap."
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Bill Henson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The bourgeois claptrap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child : [is] disgusting," Marx wrote.
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Karl Marx Source: Enter Stage Right

  3. Peter Atkins, chemistry professor at Oxford university, said: "The public is well served by scientists prepared to spend time exposing scientific nonsense ...... they should be applauded for acting as warriors against claptrap."
    on Oct 9, 2007 By: Peter Atkins Source:

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