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-oid: [from `android'] suff. 1. Used as in mainstream English to
   indicate a poor imitation, a counterfeit, or some otherwise
   slightly bogus resemblance.  Hackers will happily use it with all
   sorts of non-Greco/Latin stem words that wouldn't keep company with
   it in mainstream English.  For example, "He's a nerdoid" means
   that he superficially resembles a nerd but can't make the grade; a
   `modemoid' might be a 300-baud box (Real Modems run at 9600 or
   up); a `computeroid' might be any bitty box.  The word
   `keyboid' could be used to describe a chiclet keyboard, but
   would have to be written; spoken, it would confuse the listener as
   to the speaker's city of origin.  2. More specifically, an
   indicator for `resembling an android' which in the past has been
   confined to science-fiction fans and hackers.  It too has recently
   (in 1991) started to go mainstream (most notably in the term
   `trendoid' for victims of terminal hipness).  This is probably
   traceable to the popularization of the term droid in
   "Star Wars" and its sequels.

Coinages in both forms have been common in science fiction for at least fifty years, and hackers (who are often SF fans) have probably been making `-oid' jargon for almost that long [though GLS and I can personally confirm only that they were already common in the mid-1970s --- ESR].