Origin of droid
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Examples from the Web for droid
Freedom used to mean an open road and uncharted waters; now it means choosing between BlackBerry or Droid data plans.The Hemingway Lesson
July 5, 2011
The Droid, for all of its strengths, is unlikely to single-handedly slow the iPhone juggernaut.
The most impressive new entrant among these handsets is Motorola's $199 Droid, which hit Verizon's shelves on Friday.
Android, an′droid, n. an automaton resembling a human being.
Hy′dra-head′ed, difficulty to root out, springing up vigorously again and again; Hy′droid, like the hydra.
Word Origin and History for droid
1977, short for android.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper