dot-com

noun, often attributive
\ ˈdät-ˌkäm How to pronounce dot-com (audio) \

Definition of dot-com

: a company that markets its products or services usually exclusively online via a website

First Known Use of dot-com

1994, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dot-com

from the use of .com in the URLs of such companies

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The first known use of dot-com was in 1994

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“Dot-com.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dot-com. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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dot-com

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dot-com

: a company that sells its products or services only on the Internet

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