[ aw-toh-fil ]

verb (used with or without object)
  1. to automatically fill (the fields in a digital document, especially a web page) from data previously saved in the browser, such as a user’s name and address or credit card information: Completing forms is so much easier when the computer autofills them for you.: Compare auto-populate.

  2. sometimes used interchangeably with autocomplete (def. 1).

nounAlso Au·to·fill .
  1. a feature of a web browser that automatically fills the fields in a digital document with previously saved user data: If you supply the information, your browser will be able to use autofill at the checkout screen for most online retailers.

Origin of autofill

First recorded in 1990–95; auto-3 fill +

Words Nearby autofill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023