Definition of honeypot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhənēˌpät/


1A container in which honey is kept: an earthenware honeypot she always had men hovering round her like bees round a honeypot
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  • This delightful honeypot is beautifully crafted in fine white English bone china with a bee and beehive motif.
  • Each honeypot is crafted in premium quality vitreous white earthenware and glazed with the finest clear glaze available.
  • Her specialty is pottery and the shelves are lined with mugs, teapots, bowls, candle holders, honeypots and napkin rings.
1.1An enticing source of pleasure or reward: massive increases in government purchases became a honeypot for the unscrupulous
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  • I have noted previously that charities often become little more than a honeypot for their staff.
  • The Grand National, the climax of a three-day racing festival, does attract the wealthy yet equally those aspiring just to taste some of the honeypot.
  • Army deafness litigation is another honeypot.
1.2A place to which many people are attracted: its elegant shops make Florence a global honeypot
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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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Syllabification: hon·ey·pot

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