the act of clapping because you feel bad for the person(s) you are clapping for. It starts out sounding like a slow clap.
Guy 1: did you go to the convention center to see the glue presentation?

Guy 2: Yeah, but there wasn't alot of people in the seats, and the ones who clapped gave a courtesy clap.


This sort of clapping is seen at churches, schools, business meetings, etc.
av umop ep!sdn 18 oktober 2008
The act of awarding someone with a single clap to recognize that they have just said a bad joke.
BadJokeTeller: "Hey guys, (-- bad joke here --)."

Audience: (silence and awkward looks)

Bystander: "Courtesy Clap" (clap)
av DrySimmo 1 september 2009
when you know you have the clap but you sleep with someone anyway because you hate them, thus passing on the clap, courtesy of you.
Bro 1: Man, I slept with Kendra last night
Bro 2: Dude She is such a bitch! Why would you go there?
Bro 1: Don't worry man, I gave her the Courtesy Clap, she won't be back.
av krystaljackson 2 september 2009

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