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bott1

[bot] /bɒt/
noun
1.
bot1 .

bott2

[bot] /bɒt/
noun
1.
Metallurgy. a conical knob, mounted on a rod, for stopping temporarily the flow of molten metal or slag from a blast furnace or cupola.
Origin of bott2
1875-1880
1875-80; perhaps special use of dial. bot (now obsolete) iron tool for marking sheep, itself special use of Middle English botte (variant of bat1) shepherd's crook

bot1

or bott

[bot] /bɒt/
noun
1.
the larva of a botfly.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English; akin to Dutch bot, Frisian dialect botten (plural); further origin obscure
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bott

/bɒt/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of bot1

bot1

/bɒt/
noun
1.
the larva of a botfly, which typically develops inside the body of a horse, sheep, or man
2.
any similar larva
3.
(NZ, informal) a mild illness in humans
See also bots
Word Origin
C15: probably from Low German; related to Dutch bot, of obscure origin

bot2

/bɒt/
verb
1.
to scrounge or borrow
2.
(intransitive) often foll by on. to scrounge (from); impose (on)
noun
3.
a scrounger
4.
on the bot, wanting to scrounge: he's on the bot for a cigarette
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from botfly, alluding to the creature's bite; see bite (sense 12)

bot3

/bɒt/
noun
1.
(computing) an autonomous computer program that performs time-consuming tasks, esp on the internet
Word Origin
C20: from (ro)bot

BOT

abbreviation
1.
Board of Trade
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bot

n.

in Internet sense, c.2000, short for robot. Its modern use has curious affinities with earlier uses, e.g. "parasitical worm or maggot" (1520s), of unknown origin; and Australian-New Zealand slang "worthless, troublesome person" (World War I-era). The method of minting new slang by clipping the heads off words does not seem to be old or widespread in English. Examples (za from pizza, zels from pretzels, rents from parents) are American English student or teen slang and seem to date back no further than late 1960s.

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bott in Medicine

bot (bŏt)
n.

  1. The parasitic larva of a botfly.

  2. bots A disease of mammals, especially cattle and horses, caused by infestation of the stomach or intestines with botfly larvae.

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bott in Science
bot
  (bŏt)   
A software program that imitates the behavior of a human, as by querying search engines or participating in chatroom discussions.
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Related Abbreviations for bott

bot

small computer program (from "robot")

BOT

1.
back on topic
2.
beginning of tape
3.
Board of Trade
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