COBOL

noun
CO·​BOL | \ ˈkō-ˌbȯl How to pronounce COBOL (audio) \
variants: or Cobol

Definition of COBOL

: a computer programming language designed for business applications

First Known Use of COBOL

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for COBOL

common business oriented language

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“COBOL.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/COBOL. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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