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Pronunciation: /drɔɪd

Definition of droid in English:


1(In science fiction) a robot.
Example sentences
  • The robots, the droids as they are called in these parts, were owned and used for various things.
  • No actually my wonderful robot droid Malcolm is taking care of everything.
  • The droids looked like a stereotypical sci-fi robot: they were hovering, with a spiked ‘halo’ as the lowest part of their structure.
1.1A person regarded as lifeless or mechanical: a marketing droid
More example sentences
  • Our main suspicion was a sales droid on the fiddle.
  • The thing is, this was not a sales droid but the official technical support person.
  • So, while I am waiting for the sales droid to process my order I started talking to a couple about MP3 players.


1970s: shortening of android.

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