clickbait

[ klik-beyt ]
/ ˈklɪkˌbeɪt /

noun

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

noting or relating to such Internet content: Clickbait articles contribute to the online visibility of the news website.

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THESE WORDS FROM "LITTLE WOMEN"

"Little Women" may be a classic, but that doesn't mean we all know the meanings of the vocab words from the book. Can you define these words correctly and make Jo proud?
Question 1 of 10
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Origin of clickbait

First recorded in 1995–2000; click1 + bait
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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