Definition of tamagotchi in English:

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tamagotchi

Pronunciation: /ˌtäməˈɡōCHē/ Pronunciation: /ˌtam-/ Pronunciation: /-ˈɡäCHē/

noun

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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.
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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Syllabification: ta·ma·got·chi

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