Nintendo

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Etymology[edit]

From Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂株式会社), the Japanese manufacturer, from Japanese 任天堂 (Nintendō, Luck of Heaven).

Noun[edit]

Nintendo (plural Nintendos)

  1. (video games, trademark) A Nintendo Entertainment System, or other video game system made by Nintendo.
    Wanna play on my Nintendo after school?
    • 1995, David Gladstone, ed., British Social Welfare: Past, Present, and Future, page 274
      There is nothing wrong with the accoutrements of personal affluence, but if the numbers of personal stereos, Nintendos, mobile phones and cars grow […].
    • 2005, Lila Abu-Lughod, Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt, page 280
      These professionals are the sort whose children play with Nintendos and own bikes
    • 2005, Larry L. Meyer, No Paltry Thing: Memoirs Of A Geezer Dad, page 128
      Franz: “How do elves make Nintendos?” Dad: “You ask all the hard questions, don't you? I really don't know.”
    • 2007, Ilene Schneider, Chanukah Guilt, page 106
      The only message at home was from my nephew, letting me know my mother was back home, safe and sound, except for a sore "Nintendo thumb".
    • 2007, Anthony Ham and Alison Bing, Morocco, Lonely Planet, ISBN 1740599748, page 34
      He was far more interested in bullfighting, which was the Nintendo of the day, only considerably more dangerous

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