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bot1 or bott
noun
1 the maggot of a botfly, which lives as a parasite under the skin of the horse, sheep and other animals.
2 the diseased condition in horses and sheep, etc caused by this.
[15c]


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bot2 Aust colloq
noun a cadger; a person who habitually sponges off others.
verb (botted , botting ) tr & intr to cadge.
[1930s: from bot1, the parasite]
on the bot cadging; on the scrounge.


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bot3
noun , comput a computer program designed to perform routine tasks, such as searching the Internet, with some autonomy.
[Late 20c: short form of robot]


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