or dot·com



a company doing business mostly or solely on the Internet.


of or relating to such a company or to the business it conducts.

Nearby words

  1. dot ball,
  2. dot etching,
  3. dot matrix,
  4. dot product,
  5. dot the i's and cross the t's,
  6. dot-coms,
  7. dot-matrix printer,
  8. dot-sequential,
  9. dotage,
  10. dotal

Origin of dot-com

1995–2000; from the pronunciation of .com, suffix of domain name in most commercial Internet addresses

Related formsdot-com·mer, dot-com·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Culture definitions for dot-commer


See .com.

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