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prolonged clapping by an audience, especially in unison, indicating impatience or disapproval.
said to have originated in
England, in 1828-29, as an expression of opposition to speakers favoring the Catholic Relief Bill
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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