Entry from US English dictionary
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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