Definition of honeypot
1 : one that is attractive or desirable
2 : a substantial source of money
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To catch a lonely Michigan man, the FBI used two female informants to set up a honeypot, in which the FBI informants claimed to be in love with the target so as to manipulate him.
His destination, a depression forty feet down into the flowing ochreous void, had in the past proved a honeypot.
Curious to learn if anyone was indeed trying to take advantage of the leak, Brendan Dolan-Gavitt—a security researcher at NYU—set up a honeypot.
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