Definition of honeytrap in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhənēˌtrap/
(also honey trap)


A stratagem in which irresistible bait is used to lure a victim.
Example sentences
  • To set the honeytrap, before the wedding night, each suspicious fiancé tells the agency about his loved one's taste in men, music and food, enabling the detectives to cast a potential seducer with matching looks and interests.
  • He has left his wife and family after allegedly asking an underage girl to pose naked in a tabloid newspaper honeytrap.

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Syllabification: hon·ey·trap

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