Share this entry
cyberpet Syllabification: cy·ber·pet
Pronunciation: /ˈsībərˌpet/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of cyberpet in English:


An electronic toy that simulates a real pet and with which human interaction is possible. Also called digipet or virtual pet.
Example sentences
  • Loosely speaking, Creatures were cyberpets called Norns who operated in real time, were born with a few basic drives and had to learn from their environment - including how to deal with the baddies, called Grendels.
  • The second-generation cyberpet, called ERS - 210, will be available in Japan from November 16 and cost around 150,000 yen - cheaper than the first Aibo which weighed in at $2,300.
  • He has motion, devotion, he even has emotion - the new breed of cyberpet will soon be with us and, as far as his creators are concerned, he's only a tooth and claw off the real thing.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources