What came first the toy Furby or the term Furbaby?


#1
  • The toy Furby came first
  • The phrase Furbaby came first
  • I don’t know
  • I don’t care

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I got to wondering today if the Furby toy lead to the phrase Furbaby.
The toy came out in '98 - '99, and I don’t know how to search google analytics to show results pre-2004.

So what do you think came first?


#2

Furbaby in reference to a pet? Definitely something I’ve only heard people I knew pre-adulthood that got pets later in life.


#3

Furbies came out in 1998 and the earliest mention of it on Urban Dictionary (the definitive guide to all words) is 2006 so I’m going to say Furby came first.


#4

I’ve literally never heard the term furbaby before (???) and as the ultimate arbiter of language that must mean furbys came first