(trademark) A toy, a small electronic virtual pet.
Origin of Tamagotchi
A portmanteau of the Japanese word tamago and the English word watch (ウオッチ uocchi). Early on, in Japan, Tamagotchi was written in English as Tamagotch. When the Tamagotchi went overseas, an "i" was added at the end or the name. Recently, Japan has changed Tamagotch for Tamagotchi.
Tamagotchi Sentence Examples
These little gems are based off of the famous Tamagotchi pets, portable little virtual pets that existed on your key ring.
Like the Tamagotchi, cyber pets are designed for you to take care of them.
Besides your computer, you can also play virtual pet games on console systems like the Wii, GameBoy and Nintendo DS as well as purchase proprietary devices like the Tamagotchi handheld unit.
Far more satisfying than the blinking blips of the Tamagotchi and more well-developed than the Neo Pets, the Nintendogs are reportedly incredibly rewarding pets.
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