Definitions

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  • n. A robot, especially one made with some physical resemblance to a human.

Etymologies

1976, from android via apocope. Originally written with an apostrophe, as ’droid. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It appears as though your dictation droid is a 'malfunctioning little twerp', as it has left a typo on your most recent post.

    This Is Tense

  • “Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original iconic Star Wars film, this replica of the headstrong astromech droid is a full-function, 628 x 528 pixel web camera that wirelessly transmits real-time video and audio to a computer, and has worldwide remote access capabilities, allowing you to control R2-D2’s movements and access the web camera from a laptop or a PC anywhere in the world.”

    Skype Me Obi Wan Kenobi! » Fanboy.com

  • From what I've seen so far, the droid is a killer concept, a killer look with killer functionality.

    Michael Boland: Happy Droid Day: Please Stop Saying "iPhone Killer"

  • It seems the droid is a MARK 13, the government's latest experimental combat model.

    Home Theater Forum

  • I can ALMOST understand "droid" being coined a new term by Star Wars, but it's still just a shortening of "Android".

    The Estate of Philip K. Dick Threatening Google With Legal Action | /Film

  • The obvious reason to go for this one is because it has the word "droid" in its name, so you feel like you're doing your bit for the community somehow.

    Pocket-lint

  • I can browse the full web on a 50$ java phone or an iphone or a droid which is actually awesome.

    Boy Genius Report

  • The new owner will rename the app Twidroyd to avoid legal trouble with Lucas Films, trademark owner of the term "droid".

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • The new owner will rename the app Twidroyd to avoid legal trouble with Lucas Films, trademark owner of the term "droid". popurls, which has long been placing the most popular items from the NY Times, Twitter, Digg,

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0

  • Apparantly, the word 'droid' is owned by LucasFilm.

    Coolsmartphone News

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