honeypot

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  • enPR: hŭn'ē-pŏt

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honeypot ‎(plural honeypots)

  1. A pot of honey.
  2. (chiefly Britain) 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. (computer security) A trap set to detect or deflect attempts at unauthorized use of information systems.
  4. (espionage) A spy who uses sex to trap and blackmail their target.
  5. (US, slang) Vagina.
    • 2004, Anne Friedman, "Hoo-ha? No.," Stanford Daily (US), 24 Nov. (retrieved 29 June 2008),
      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.
  6. (US, slang, dated) A pet name for a loved one.
  7. (obsolete) a chamberpot or 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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