Definition of tamagotchi in English:

tamagotchi

Line breaks: tama|gotchi
Pronunciation: /ˌtaməˈgɒtʃi
 
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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.
    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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