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English

Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

Possibly a modification of Scottish Gaelic boiteag 'maggot'

Alternative forms

Noun

Singular
bot

Plural
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  1. The larva of a bot fly, which infests the skin of various mammals, producing warbles.
Translations

Etymology 2

From bottom

Verb

Infinitive
to bot

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to bot (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (UK, slang) To bugger
  2. (Australia, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To ask for and be given something with the direct intention of exploiting that thing’s usefulness, almost exclusively with cigarettes.
    Can I bot a smoke?
    Jonny always bots off me. I just wish he’d get his own pack.
Usage notes

Although there are some references that mention that somebody could actually be a "bot" if they practice the art of botting, this noun is not really commonly used.

Synonyms
  • (To ask for something): bum (UK)

Etymology 3

Shortened from robot

Alternative forms

Noun

Singular
bot

Plural
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bot ({{{1}}})
  1. (science fiction, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A physical robot.
  2. (computing) A piece of software designed to complete a minor but repetitive task automatically or on command, especially when operating with the appearance of a (human) user profile or account.
  3. (video games) A computer controlled character in a multiplayer video game, such as a first-person shooter.
Translations
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Derived terms

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References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Catalan

Noun

bot m. (plural bots)

Singular
bot m.

Plural
bots m.

  1. jump, leap

Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

bot

  1. Not sharp, blunt, dull
  2. A type of impolite behaviour: curt, blunt, rude

Noun

bot (plural botten, diminutive botje)

  1. n. bone
  2. m. flounder (a type of fish)
  3. m. (Flemish) boot

Derived terms


German

Verb

bot

  1. offered (past tense of bieten).

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Noun

bot (plural botok)

  1. stick

Declension


Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *bōt- ‘good’. Cognate with Old Frisian bōte, Old Saxon bōta (Dutch boete), Old High German buoza (German Buße), Old Norse bōt (Swedish bot), Gothic 𐌱𐍉𐍄𐌰.

Pronunciation

Noun

bōt f. (plural bōte)

  1. remedy, cure
  2. rescue, deliverance from evil

Related terms


Swedish

Etymology 1

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Noun

Inflection for bot Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bot boten böter böterna
Genitive bots botens böters böternas
  1. fine
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Etymology 2

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Noun

Inflection for bot Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bot boten boter boterna
Genitive bots botens boters boternas

bot c.

  1. cure; remedy
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West Frisian

Adjective

bot

  1. a type of impolite behaviour: curt, blunt, rude
  2. dull (as a knife)

Adverb

bot

  1. very, quite

Noun

bot m.

  1. flounder (a type of fish)

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