MEANING: noun: A sensationalized, often misleading, headline that is designed to entice users to click on a hyperlink.

ETYMOLOGY: A combination of click + bait, a headline that makes a user click on the link to find out more, only to be disappointed by content of dubious value. Earliest documented use: 1999.

CHICKBAIT - a baby in a carriage

CLOCKBAIT - what it takes to get a mouse to run up (must be finished before one)

CLICKWAIT - how you know you've been put on "Hold"