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honeypot

or hon·ey pot

[huhn-ee-pot]
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noun
  1. a pot, as of glass or silver, for storing and serving honey.
  2. something or some location that is attractive or rewarding and that entices a specific group of people: The unregulated dating app was a honeypot for catfishing and predatory behaviors.The author’s childhood home became a tourism honeypot for the small town.
  3. Digital Technology.
    1. a computer system, isolated from the rest of its network, established as bait to lure malicious hackers into engaging with it, thereby revealing the identity or technique of the perpetrator without endangering the network or its data.
    2. a web page or section of hidden code in a web page that lures spammers into an interaction that identifies their content as spam or reveals its point of origin.
  4. Slang: Vulgar. the vagina.
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Origin of honeypot

1425–75; late Middle English. See honey, pot1
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Examples from the Web for honeypot

Historical Examples

  • This was a negotiation which was better left to Honeypot and Derry Down.

    Patsy

    S. R. Crockett

  • Patsy dismounted from Honeypot and bade Stair Garland get on board.

    Patsy

    S. R. Crockett

  • The surly ranter became softened for a time, and, though he spoke of her to others as "Honeypot," he ruled his tongue in public.

  • Her father was on one side, mounted on his big black horse, and Louis Raincy guarded the left flank on "Honeypot."

    Patsy

    S. R. Crockett

  • On Stair's Honeypot rode Patsy, ordering and ranging everything everywhere.

    Patsy

    S. R. Crockett


British Dictionary definitions for honeypot

honeypot

noun
  1. a container for honey
  2. something which attracts people in great numbersCornwall is a honeypot for tourists
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