noun[mass noun] informal
(On the Internet) content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web page: these recent reports of the show’s imminent demise are hyperbolic clickbait [as modifier]: a clickbait article
More example sentences
- They're essentially just clickbait blog posts.
- I'd tell any business to skip the clickbait lists and create something that is genuine and unique.
- My reaction to his article was, "Clickbait".
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