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dictionary | November 17, 2015

Click Bait

Definition

(noun) A disparaging term for a link that is deliberately eye-catching and intriguing and designed purely to persuade people to click on it. The content they lead to is often not as interesting as promised.

Example

“On general principle, we will not resort to click bait.”

Alternate definition: Leveraging trending topics without any new thoughts to add.

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