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    the word meaning of 'bot'

    i saw somebody say 'bot' in an on-line chatting room. What does it mean by that word? is it a offensive word or something? or is it a newly- created one?
    is it used often among the natives?

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    Re: the word meaning of 'bot'

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    i saw somebody say 'bot' in an on-line chatting room. What does it mean by that word? is it a offensive word or something? or is it a newly- created one?
    is it used often among the natives?
    Are you sure it wasn't "bod"?
    I don't know about "bot" but "bod" is short for "body" (n) and quite often a nice looking body too...or it can also be an abbreviation of the word "bodacious" (adj).
    Young men will often say "that chick has got a great bod" it means she has a great body (usually implying large breasts).
    Nothing offensive...just someone with an outstanding body!

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    Re: the word meaning of 'bot'

    'Bot', when used online, usually refers to an automatic script. A 'chatbot' is a prewritten script that enables one to chat to a computer, rather than another person.

    Chat with one here.

    A 'spambot' is a script that automatically sends out 'spam' emails.

    Hope that helps! :)

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    Re: the word meaning of 'bot'

    Presumablyfrom 'robot'.

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    Re: the word meaning of 'bot'

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Presumablyfrom 'robot'.
    bot2 ( P ) Pronunciation Key (bt)
    n.
    A software program that imitates the behavior of a human, as by querying search engines or participating in chatroom or IRC discussions.
    From: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=bot&r=67

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    Re: the word meaning of 'bot'

    I too was on a Chatline and the word "BOT" was used. They were saying things like "Kill the BOT". I looked up the profile to a couple of the Chat People using this "BOT" word, and discovered they were Satanist's. This leads me to believe the word "BOT" in the context they were using it may have soem secret Satanic Meaning. If anyone knows why Satanist's use the word "BOT" please let us know ?

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    Re: the word meaning of 'bot'

    Since many of us feel that Satanists must be behind all these nasty spam messages sent out by bot systems and ending in our email inboxes, the answer may be yes.

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