zombie: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (zom'bē), [key]
— n.
  1. (in voodoo)
    1. the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose.
    2. the supernatural force itself.
    1. a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or seemingly rote; automaton.
    2. an eccentric or peculiar person.
  2. a snake god worshiped in West Indian and Brazilian religious practices of African origin.
  3. a tall drink made typically with several kinds of rum, citrus juice, and often apricot liqueur.
  4. an army conscript assigned to home defense during World War II.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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