Top Definition
Supposedly encouraging applause, as for the last finisher in a race, that actually serves to make the recipient feel worse. By extension, any recognition received too late or after calling an achievement to someone's attention.
He knew that the cheap and meaningless "achievement certificate", given after thirty years of service, was nothing but a pity clap.
by podlet October 21, 2016

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