Pretentious, pompous speech or writing
Something that does not have or make sense
And I agree with you that we can spot the claptrap.
Said it wasn't ' country ' enough or some such claptrap.
The future of the NHS deserves debate, but based on facts, not sentimental claptrap such as is presented by Ms Beckett.
If only I could do this at the appointed time and place without the interference of religious claptrap.
And since nobody expects men to shave their heads when they join the Viagra Nation, we can dismiss this as sexist claptrap.