What Does BOT Mean?

BOT means "Robot Player" and "Back On Topic."

Robot Player

In this context, BOT is actually an abbreviation of the word "Robot." In gaming, it refers to a "Robot Player," i.e., an NPC (Non-Player Character) controlled by the game.

Depending on the game, players may compete against or work with BOTs. They may also be able to choose the difficulty of the BOTs they wish to play against.

Back On Topic

BOT is also used in messaging, with the meaning "Back On Topic." In this context, BOT indicates that the sender wishes to return to the point of the conversation.

Summary of Key Points

"Robot Player" is the most common definition for BOT on online gaming platforms (such as Discord) and on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Robot Player
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
"Back On Topic" is another definition for BOT.
Definition:Back On Topic
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of BOT in Sentences

Here are examples of BOT being used in conversations:
  • Fran: The BOTs at this level are really mean!
  • Helen: I know. It took me a week to get past them.
  • (Here BOT means "Robot Player.")
  • Jim: Have you been paid yet?
  • Julie: I bumped into Sally this morning. She was asking about you.
  • Jim: That's lovely. BOT. Have you got the money you owe me?
  • (Here BOT means "Back On Topic.")

Example of BOT Used in a Text


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