Robot etymology


English word robot comes from Czech robota

Etymology of robot

Detailed word origin of robot

Dictionary entry Language Definition
robota Czech (ces) (colloquial, usually, pejorative) any arduous work; drudgery, grind, slog. Serfdom, villeinage.
robot Czech (ces) Robot.
robot English (en) (South Africa) A traffic light (from earlier robot policeman).. (chiefly, science fiction) An intelligent mechanical being designed to look like a human or other creature, and usually made from metal.. (figuratively) A person who does not seem to have any emotions.. (surveying) A theodolite which follows the movements of a prism and can be used by a one-man crew.. A machine built to carry [...]