CLAQUE

claque

(noun) a group of followers hired to applaud at a performance

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

claque (plural claques)

A group of people hired to attend a performance and to either applaud or boo.

A group of people who pre-arrange among themselves to express strong support for an idea, so as to give the false impression of a wider consensus.

A group of fawning admirers.

Anagrams

• calque

Source: Wiktionary


Claque, n. Etym: [F.]

Definition: A collection of persons employed to applaud at a theatrical exhibition.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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