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honeypot ‎(plural honeypots)

  1. A pot of honey.
  2. (figuratively) Something or someone similarly sweet or enticing, particularly:
    1. (US slang, dated) Alternative term for honey: a romantic pet name.
    2. (US slang, uncommon) A vagina.
      • 2004 November 24, Anne Friedman, "Hoo-ha? No." in The Stanford Daily:
        I won’t use "vagina," so what am I left with? . . . How about Honey Pot? I hadn’t even heard this one until my friend’s boyfriend said it in a car on the way to pub night.
    3. (espionage) A spy (typically attractive and female) who uses sex to trap and blackmail a target.
    4. (computer security) A trap set to detect or deflect attempts at unauthorized use of information systems.
    5. (chiefly Britain) A draw: a place which attracts visitors.
      • 2004, Bernice Davidson, "England 2004: Bright lights on the water," Telegraph.co.uk, 13 Mar. (retrieved 28 June 2008),
        Superb Roman remains, Georgian architecture and countless museums justify Bath's position as a tourist honeypot.
  3. (obsolete, euphemistic) A chamberpot.
  4. (obsolete, euphemistic) A slop bucket.

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honeypot m (plural honeypots)

  1. (computer security) honeypot (a trap set to detect or deflect attempts at unauthorised use of information systems)

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