Definition of keitai in English:

keitai

noun

  • (in Japan) a mobile phone.

    • ‘In order to breach this communication hurdle all they have to do is send off a quick text message on their keitai.’
    • ‘My keitai had picked up the caller's number, but I didn't recognize it - nor was there any voicemail waiting for me.’
    • ‘But now, people are walled inside their own little world with their keitai and aren't even aware of what they're doing in public.’
    • ‘You take your world with you when you have your keitai in your hand.’
    • ‘My keitai sure doesn't take this good of pictures, and I am too dumb to think of buying a digital camera.’

Origin

Japanese, literally portable short for keitai denwa cell phone.

Pronunciation:

keitai

/ˈkātī/