cyborg

noun

cy·​borg ˈsī-ˌbȯrg How to pronounce cyborg (audio)
: a bionic human

Examples of cyborg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brolin played Cable in Deadpool 2, which found Ryan Reynolds' Wade Wilson calling together a group of mutant rogues to protect a young boy with mutant powers from the time-traveling cyborg. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 There’s demons, cyborgs, exorcists, and not one but two different bears to play. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 23 Jan. 2024 Between songs and during costume changes, the screen transformed into a giant moodboard, most notably casting Beyoncé as a chrome cyborg plugging into the infinite, or a laser model being designed inside a computer. Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Pitchfork, 13 Dec. 2023 Gigan made his debut in Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), a film that not only had Godzilla face off against the sadistic cyborg lizard, but also King Ghidorah. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Dec. 2023 Meanwhile, the skin at Dion Lee was near phosphorescent, the silvery sheen something akin to an ethereal angel or a straight-up cyborg. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 24 Oct. 2023 Soldier Field - Chicago Bears Soldier Field is a bizarre mix of past and present, like if Laura Ingalls Wilder had married a cyborg. – Andrew Joseph, The Enquirer, 14 Aug. 2023 For the Heaven by Marc Jacobs fall 2023 campaign, the model transformed into an AI cyborg, complete with bald head, metal accessories, and the brand's iconic Kiki boots. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 14 Sep. 2023 Jaime is also a cyborg of sorts: The Blue Beetle Scarab—named Khaji-Da and voiced by singer Becky G—that chooses him as its host tries to sync its artificial intelligence with his mind and body. Laura Zornosa, Time, 21 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

cybernetic + organism

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyborg was in 1960

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“Cyborg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyborg. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cyborg

noun
cy·​borg ˈsī-ˌbȯ(ə)rg How to pronounce cyborg (audio)
: a bionic human

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