- 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
- the larva of a botfly.
Origin of bot2
Examples from the Web for bott
Lane and Bott did not respond to multiple requests for comment by The Daily Beast.
In fact, he told Bott that he would rather sit the race out than vote for a Mormon or President Obama.
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.The Young Bridge-Tender
Arthur M. Winfield
Bott bought the young Indian, intending to bring him up in civilization.Thirty Years on the Frontier
Warm the bott, say I, and you will warm the heart too; and all goes right.Health
"Not if I know it," said Mr. Bott, with something of grandeur in his tone and countenance.Can You Forgive Her?
- a variant spelling of bot 1
- Board of Trade
- 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
- 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
- computing an autonomous computer program that performs time-consuming tasks, esp on the internet
Word Origin and History for bott
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.
- 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.
- A software program that imitates the behavior of a human, as by querying search engines or participating in chatroom discussions.