The moment brought Huckabee plaudits from some unlikely corners.
The plaudits, visitors, and money to fix those boilers would roll in.
But all these changes will be painful, and win him little in the way of plaudits.
1620s, short for plaudite "an actor's request for applause" (1560s), from Latin plaudite! "applaud!" second person plural imperative of plaudere "to clap, strike, beat; applaud, approve," of unknown origin (also in applaud, explode). This was the customary appeal for applause that Roman actors made at the end of a play. In English, the -e went silent then was dropped.