Definition of mecha noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmekə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmekə//
(pl. mecha, mechas) (from Japanese)
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(in Japanese films/movies, games and comics) a large fighting machine in the shape of an animal or person, usually controlled by a person who rides inside it Meanwhile, the rest of the team has to fight off a series of giant animal mecha. Word Origin1980s: Japanese meka, shortened from mekanizmu ‘mechanism’, mekanikaru ‘mechanical’, etc.