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  1. a member of a claque.
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Also claqu·er [klak-er] /ˈklæk ər/.

Origin of claqueur

1830–40; < French, equivalent to claque claque + -eur -eur
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Examples from the Web for claqueur

Historical Examples

  • In any case, the trunkmaker was a sort of foreshadowing of the claqueur.

    A Book of the Play

    Dutton Cook

  • I am going to see the new piece Pomps and Vanities is bringing out, and I want you as a sort of claqueur.

  • Lucien fancied that he must be dreaming when he heard a claqueur appraising a writer's value.