Meaning of dot-commer in English:


(also dot.commer)

Pronunciation /dɒtˈkɒmə/


  • Someone who works for or owns an internet-based company.

    ‘The program was originally designed for people age 30 and older, but when so many burnt-out dot-commers expressed interest, the minimum age was lowered to 25.’
    • ‘Despair sells T-shirts, posters and other paraphernalia as gag gifts or personal pick-me-ups for failed dot-commers or the similarly self-loathing.’
    • ‘Since its first event in early July, about 15 pink-slipped dot-commers have been gathering for the day outings - long hikes, lingering lunches, rounds of golf, horseback riding, and baseball games - with fees covering only actual costs.’
    • ‘All of the depressed, laid-off dot-commers love the site.’
    • ‘A Los Angeles entrepreneur started the Lounge to help his own former employees find jobs, and the idea caught on as out-of-work dot-commers used up their round-the-world plane tickets and COBRA benefits.’
    • ‘Out-of-work dot-commers are flooding the National Bartenders School of San Francisco, where enrollment has nearly tripled since 2000, to 800 students this year.’
    • ‘The natives here have seen the likes of dot-commers come and go before (‘California, here I go,’ Working Life, May 28).’
    • ‘‘A lot of them were CEO-founder dot-commers,’ Gray says.’
    • ‘And, as Web site consolidation continues, it is likely that more traditional advertisers will jump on board as the fly-by-night dot-commers continue to drop off the screen.’
    • ‘‘We anticipated a glut of dot-commers to come at us,’ Laveroni says.’
    • ‘It confirmed my suspicions about dot-commers.’
    • ‘And the story bears a curious resemblance to accounts of tech start-ups or college kids cutting class to become dot-commers.’
    • ‘During the bubble period, BusinessWeek was totally sucked in by the dot-commers.’
    • ‘Even today, the recent influx of yuppies and dot-commers has longtime Austinites on edge, and has sparked a campaign to ‘Keep Austin Weird.’’
    • ‘Use the following guide to judge the appropriateness of your guests: traders are preferable to dot-commers and investment bankers are preferable to creative-types.’
    • ‘Caught in the middle of Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle's ever-expanding metropolitan grasp, Skagit County is becoming a haven for commuting dot-commers, empty nesters, and industrial developers.’
    • ‘This annual event, now in its sixth year, is a peaceful haven far from the relentless din of roaring SUVs, cacophonous cell phones, and death-rattling dot-commers that have become the official noises of the City.’
    • ‘Many in the San Francisco art world are enjoying a sense of poetic justice these days, now that the money-flaunting young dot-commers have ‘moved back in with their parents.’’
    • ‘Whereas the dot-commers were like profligate renaissance princes, squandering money on vainglorious artworks, the more traditional advertisers this year gave us a lot of same-old same-old.’
    • ‘The ‘haves and have-nots’ are not as easy to spot in an era in which a savvy dot-commer may have made a million at age 20.’