Definition of claqueur in English:

claqueur

Pronunciation /klaˈkər/ /klæˈkər/

noun

  • A member of a claque.

    ‘Some claqueurs even developed specialties - such as the rieur, the most expert laugher in a given claque.’
    • ‘Before enlisting he had been the chief of a gang of claqueurs, whose business it was to lead the applause, or it might be, the hissing at the theatres of Rome.’
    • ‘In the title story, ‘The Lost and Found,’ Dulce Maria O'Riley de Vaca works part time as a claqueur, applauding for a television program called ‘The Lost and Found Show.’’
    • ‘The manager of a theatre sends an order for any number of claqueurs.’
    • ‘The speeches went on, the ‘Internationale’ was being repeated for the tenth time, the sailors performed their fancy exercises and the claqueurs on the reviewing stand were shouting hurrahs.’

Origin

Mid 19th century French, from claquer ‘to clap’.