Definition of claptrap
absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas.
The whole plan is utter claptrap and wastes time.
Example of claptrap
Also, this is highly unscientific claptrap , but interesting nonetheless.
And he knows how to sum up his point in a few words with no gobbledygook or claptrap !
He has the freedom now to speak his mind on issues that affect us all, and he presents a solid case damning them, without a lot of romantic claptrap .
He said: ‘If they are going to support this sort of claptrap , the outlook for local communities is very bad indeed.’
How is science served by such lamentable claptrap ?
I couldn't believe my own father was uttering such ageist claptrap .
I cringe whenever I see his face or hear his self - righteous claptrap .
I might not have a lot of letters after my name but I can tell you that this is claptrap .
I wonder who Nicola thinks she's fooling with this pious claptrap .
Long before he died, he wrote an essay, The Myth of Sisyphus, which in a normal mood I usually dismiss as overwrought claptrap .