Definition of happy-clappy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhæpi ˈklæpi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhæpi ˈklæpi//
(British English, often disapproving)
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connected with a Christian group which worships in a very loud and enthusiastic way, showing a lot of feeling It was one of those happy-clappy services. Word Origin1990s: rhyming combination from happy + clap, the action + -y.