au·​to·​fill | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌfil How to pronounce autofill (audio) \

Definition of autofill

: a software feature that automatically enters previously stored information (such as a user's name or address) into a data field (as in a spreadsheet or on a web page) She uses bookmarks and the autofill feature on her computer to enter an assortment of sweepstakes, some daily, some monthly, some just once.— Mary Hance also : auto-complete "The Dress" is still trending on Twitter and Facebook. I typed "the" into my Google search engine and the first autofill suggestion was "the dress." — Michelle Goodman

Other Words from autofill

autofill transitive + intransitive verb autofilled; autofilling; autofills
On the checkout page, it will alert you if a discount code is available for your purchase and autofill the code. — Gregory Karp I discovered after googling it when I returned home: "Don't feed the" autofills with "trolls." — Carly Maga

First Known Use of autofill

1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Autofill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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