Share this entry

chatbot Line breaks: chat|bot
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃatbɒt/

Definition of chatbot in English:


A computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the Internet: chatbots often treat conversations like they’re a game of tennis: talk, reply, talk, reply
More example sentences
  • The Turing test has supposedly been passed by chat bots.
  • If you're not on your guard, it's extremely easy to get fooled - at least temporarily - by a chatbot.
  • Artificial-intelligence experts tend to pooh-pooh chatbots, because they argue that they're not "real" intelligence.


1990s: from chat1 + bot2.

Definition of chatbot in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources