Definition of golf clap in English:

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golf clap

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

informal
A round of deliberately quiet applause, considered appropriate during a golf tournament but often uncomplimentary in other venues: it’s not that they deserved a standing ovation, but the golf clap was just plain insensitive
More example sentences
  • He'd apparently be better off with a polite golf clap.
  • It deserves a golf clap for providing sublime hi-fi liquidity.
  • Will the relieved crowd of onlookers reward him with a golf clap?
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