The Alternative English Dictionary: andy

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andy etymology From android + y, coined by Philip K. Dick in his 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (scifi, slang) android
    • 1968, Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Well, no intelligence test would trap such an andy. But then, intelligence tests hadn't trapped an andy in years, not since the primordial, crude varieties of the '70s.
    • 1989, Ron Goulart (ghostwriting as William Shatner), TekWar These damn andies can pass for humans, as can most of the more expensive andies these days.
Synonyms: replicant

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