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honeypot Line breaks: honey|pot
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌnipɒt/

Definition of honeypot in English:


1A container for honey: an earthenware honeypot she always had men hovering round her like bees round a honeypot
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  • Her specialty is pottery and the shelves are lined with mugs, teapots, bowls, candle holders, honeypots and napkin rings.
  • There were also milk jugs and honeypots, jam dishes and fruit bowls exploiting the popularity of the cottage ware theme.
  • The men all seem to flock round me like bees around a honey pot.
1.1An enticing source of pleasure or reward: massive increases in government purchases became a honeypot for the unscrupulous
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  • The leak comes hot on the heels of warnings that social-networking sites are honeypots for identity thieves.
  • State claims management - a veritable honeypot for lawyers and opportunists and a massive drain on the taxpayer - is now in NTMA's hands.
  • There are also claims of cronyism emerging around the massive multi-billion honeypot which awaits whichever IT firm wins the deal to produce the technology.
1.2A place to which many people are attracted: the tourist honeypot of St Ives
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  • Enterprising parish councillors in one of the Lake District's premier tourist honeypots have mooted plans to develop their own car park in competition with the national park authority.
  • The guidebook says the North is as deserving of a visit as the tourist honeypots of the South, as dynamic development has transformed the region.
  • The charity tends to avoid tourist honeypots, such as the Lake District, where it is easy to find other willing owners to rescue ruins, and instead works in less busy places.
2 vulgar slang A woman’s genitals.

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