Definition of tamagotchi in English:


Syllabification: ta·ma·got·chi
Pronunciation: /ˌtäməˈgōCHē, ˌtam-, -ˈgäCHē


  • 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.
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    • 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’.



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