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clickbait

[klik-beyt] /ˈklɪkˌbeɪt/
noun
1.
a sensationalized headline or piece of text on the Internet designed to entice people to follow a link to an article on another Web page.
adjective
2.
noting or relating to such Internet content:
Clickbait articles contribute to the online visibility of the news website.
Origin of clickbait
1995-2000
1995-2000; click1 + bait
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