sheeple

plural noun
shee·​ple | \ˈshē-pəl \

Definition of sheeple 

informal

: people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced : people likened to sheep James Nichols, who ran the family farm here, stamped dollar bills with red ink in protest against currency and told his neighbors that they were "sheeple" for obeying authority like livestock.— Sara Rimer and James Bennet

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Maestro Federer has legitimized skipping the clay season even though healthy and now all the sheeple on the ATP tour are following along. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: The Ups and Downs of Sloane Stephens," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sheeple

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sheeple

blend of sheep and people entry 1

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