Etymology

1. bot

noun. botfly larva; typically develops inside the body of a horse or sheep or human.

Etymology

  • bottom (English)
  • botm (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word bot


1. Noun, singular or mass
There was a time when an occasional bot on Twitter would be a fun thing, because it would automatically tweet out a line from your favorite movie or song when you mentioned the title.

2. Adjective
However, the IRS found that cybercriminals had stolen data and unleashed a bot attack by which they accessed more than 100,000 e-file pins.

3. Modal
Solicit corporate sponsors as well (bot not for rummage sales).

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