Entry: claque (n.)
In context: "Gentle's claque of doo-wopping Motown cabinet-puppets have purple dresses and matching lipstick and nail polish..."
Definition: An organized body of hired applauders in a theatre; hence transf. a body of subservient followers always ready to applaud their leader.
Etymology: French claque a smack or clap of the hand; a band of claqueurs; < claquer to clap.
SNOOT score: 3
Source: Oxford English Dictionary