Etymology: From a non-alcoholic drink called w:Claytons, Claytons promoted in Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s as "the drink you have when you're not having a drink". It didn't impress consumers and the term came to be represent substitution.
- (context, AU, NZ, colloquial) Inferior substitute, unsatisfactory compromise, or ersatz.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for Claytons for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.