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What Does ZOT Mean?ZOT means "Zero Tolerance." Zero tolerance is typically used to indicate that someone will not allow exceptions to a given rule. In common rule enforcement, a zero-tolerance policy tends to relate to organisational rules (e.g., airports with liquids, schools and uniform rules, most businesses in regards to harassment and discrimination). It is not a phrase commonly used in casual conversation.
ZOT also has additional meanings attached to it. In some online uses, it may refer to a sound much like a laser, or an action to "zap," kill, or destroy something. In the US, it may also refer to the sound an anteater makes or a lightning bolt.
Image for ZOTWhen I write ZOT, I mean this: ZOT policies are well-enforced.
Summary of Key Points"Zero Tolerance" is the most common definition for ZOT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Type:||Slang Word (Jargon)|
4: Difficult to guess
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
Examples of ZOT in SentencesHere are examples of ZOT being used in conversations:
- Tony: There's a ZOT policy on harassment here.
- Jordan: Of course, we will discipline them accordingly.
- Tony: They're going to beat us!
- Jordan: Don't worry, I'm going to ZOT them now!
An Academic Look at ZOTZOT is a syllabic abbreviation, which is an abbreviation formed from the initial syllables of multiple words (here, Zero and Tolerance). Another example of a syllabic abbreviation is Interpol (from International Police). This also makes ZOT a portmanteau word, as it is formed by merging the two words into one.
In the instances where ZOT represents a sound, it is an example of onomatopoeia. This means that the word is descriptive of the sound. (Other examples are "crack," "pop," and "splash.")
Example of ZOT Used in a Text
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