What does the word claptrap mean?

Usage examples for claptrap

  1. At tea some one used the word " claptrap." – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  2. That is no claptrap phrase- although it may sound so; there is a great historical truth behind it. – Constructive Imperialism by Viscount Milner
  3. It is a body which does not care at all about party claptrap, but which does care a great deal about a good argument, from whatever quarter it may proceed. – Constructive Imperialism by Viscount Milner
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