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[droid] /drɔɪd/
noun, Informal.
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1977, short for android.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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: tends to get people in the droid positions and pay little


An inferior, mechanical sort of person; robot; a semihuman drone; clone: for all its ecumenical menagerie of creatures and droids

[1970s+ Teenagers; fr android, ''humanlike,'' esp as used by science-fiction writers]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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droid in Technology
(From "android") The robots of the Star Wars universe. While androids look somewhat human-like, Star Wars' droids are typically fashioned in the likeness of their creators or in a utilitarian design that stresses function over appearance. Droids are equipped with artificial intelligence, though some are naturally created smarter than others depending on the function they are designed to serve.
"Droid" is a Lucasfilm Ltd. trademark. (
["A Guide to the Star Wars Universe", Bill Slavicsek, 1994, Lucasfilm Ltd.]
[Was George Lucas really the first to use the abbreviation (in 1977)?]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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