bott 1[bot] Examples noun
bott 2[bot] noun
- 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 bott 2 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 bot 2or bott [bot] noun
- the larva of a botfly.
Origin of bot 2 1425–75; late Middle English; akin to Dutch bot, Frisian dialect botten (plural); further origin obscure Examples from the Web for bott Contemporary Examples of bott
Lane and Bott did not respond to multiple requests for comment by The Daily Beast.
October 17, 2011
In fact, he told Bott that he would rather sit the race out than vote for a Mormon or President Obama.
October 17, 2011
Historical Examples of bott
Bott men did so steall away, that the witt of man could not stay thame.
“All right, squire; here it is,” returned Bott, and handed over the epistle.
Arthur M. Winfield
Bott bought the young Indian, intending to bring him up in civilization.
Warm the bott, say I, and you will warm the heart too; and all goes right.
“Not if I know it,” said Mr. Bott, with something of grandeur in his tone and countenance.
British Dictionary definitions for bott bott noun
- a variant spelling of bot 1
BOT abbreviation for
- Board of Trade
bot 1bott noun
- the larva of a botfly, which typically develops inside the body of a horse, sheep, or man
- any similar larva
- NZ informal a mild illness in humans
See also bots Word Origin for bot C15: probably from Low German; related to Dutch bot, of obscure origin bot 2 verb
- to scrounge or borrow
- (intr often foll by on) to scrounge (from); impose (on)
- a scrounger
- on the bot wanting to scroungehe’s on the bot for a cigarette
Word Origin for bot C20: perhaps from botfly, alluding to the creature’s bite; see bite (sense 12) bot 3 noun
- computing an autonomous computer program that performs time-consuming tasks, esp on the internet
Word Origin for bot C20: from (ro) bot Word Origin and History for bott 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.
bott in Medicine bot [bŏt] n.
- The parasitic larva of a botfly.
- bots A disease of mammals, especially cattle and horses, caused by infestation of the stomach or intestines with botfly larvae.
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.