claqueur (plural claqueurs)
- One of the claque employed to applaud at a theatre.
- 1930 February 23, “Theatre Claqueurs in Vienna Form Union”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
- One hundred and fifty “iron-handed” Vienna theatre claqueurs today formed a trade union, probably the first of its kind in the world. […] The most popular singers have been obliged to give free tickets and even to donate cash, lest the claque retaliate by frantic applause at the wrong moment.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “claqueur” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- “claqueur”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
claqueur m (invariable)
- a member of a claque