Definition of tamagotchi in English:

tamagotchi

Syllabification: ta·ma·got·chi
Pronunciation: /ˌtäməˈɡōCHē, ˌtam-, -ˈɡäCHē
 
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noun

trademark
An electronic toy displaying a digital image of a creature, which has to be looked after and responded to by the “owner” as if it were a pet.
More example sentences
  • Remember those electronic pet gadgets, tamagotchis, a few years ago?
  • She scored a tamagotchi from Santa and it has been training us to keep it happy for the last couple of days.
  • Over two years ago, I thought, ‘hm, I want a tamagotchi’.

Origin

Japanese.

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