botherder etymology

English word botherder comes from English bot, English herder (One who herds.)

Detailed word origin of botherder

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bot English (eng) The larva of a botfly, which infests the skin of various mammals, producing warbles, or the nasal passage of sheep, or the stomach of horses. (computing) A piece of software designed to complete a minor but repetitive task automatically or on command, especially when operating with the appearance of a (human) user profile or account.. (science fiction, informal) A physical robot.. (video [...]
herder English (eng) One who herds.
botherder English (eng) (Internet, computer security) A malicious hacker who controls a botnet.