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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Attempting to win popular favour, or to take in the public.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A phrase used adjectively sometimes of meretricious attempts to catch or win popular favor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • For the purpose of catching, as in the phrase ad captandum vulgus, to catch the rabble: often applied adjectively to claptrap or meretricious attempts to catch popular favor or applause: as, ad captandum oratory.

Etymologies

Latin, for catching. (Wiktionary)

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