Definition of dot-bomb in English:


(also dot.bomb)


  • An unsuccessful dot-com company.

    ‘many promising Internet start-ups ended up as dot-bombs’
    • ‘It may not seem that way in the wake of the dot-coms turning into dot-bombs and the market falling apart.’
    • ‘Like other venture firms, it got caught up in dot-com fever and bought into several dot-bombs.’
    • ‘Over the past 18 months, we have witnessed the implosion of dot-bombs as well as the short-circuiting major tech companies.’
    • ‘For the tech veteran, the venture would test his ability to acquire financing from skeptical venture capitalists burned by dot-bombs.’
    • ‘He first showed this interest in a series of works named after new-economy companies such as the Web-based grocer Peapod, many of which turned out to be dot-bombs.’
    • ‘He wrote how many of the dot-bombs he worked with ‘back in the day’ lacked what we like to call ‘adult supervision.’’
    • ‘Three years after the dot-com became a dot-bomb, Australian investors are once again about to be flooded with an array of new sharemarket listings, among them Virgin Blue.’
    • ‘It's about whether those who lost when dot-com became dot-bomb have the faith to give it another go.’
    • ‘Indeed, the cash-conscious survivors of the dot-bomb years are, of necessity, seeking to establish or expand their reach to a global audience - and are finding their multilingual employees more of an asset than ever.’
    • ‘When all of the dot-com businesses appeared out of nowhere with worthless business plans and failed - it was simple enough to call it the dot-bomb.’
    • ‘For example, Europe has no stock compensation standards, and the dot-bomb hit many European countries as hard as the United States.’
    • ‘And Expedia is no dot-bomb; it's a leader in one of the few promising e-commerce businesses.’
    • ‘Partners who falter - or worse, fail - are an indelible part of the dot-bomb landscape.’
    • ‘In his last gig, he oversaw the spectacular flameout of dot-bomb Webvan.’
    • ‘The collapse of the dot-bomb meant bad news for both, and in fact the Dow Jones has yet to match its pre-bust high.’
    • ‘That is not an argument for a return to the bad not-so-old days of extravagant dot-bomb spending.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, its stock has experienced a bumpy ride over the last 18 to 24 months, falling with the dot-bomb, dropping below £0.20.’
    • ‘They require constant skills upgrading in order to take advantage of emerging career opportunities, or to avoid a layoff when their current dot-bomb company implodes, or when their employer of 15 years has to downsize in a slow economy.’
    • ‘Then all of a sudden the dot-bomb dropped, and suddenly medical devices and biologics were back in vogue.’
    • ‘Sterling has his fingers on about a hundred different pulses in this book, which vibrates with fantastic in-jokes and insights from Bollywood to dot-bomb, from mil-spec gear-pigs to earnest cybercops.’


On the pattern of dot-com.