zombie

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noun zom·bie \ˈzäm-bē\

Definition of zombie

  1. 1 usually zombi a :  the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body b :  a will-less and speechless human in the West Indies capable only of automatic movement who is held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated

  2. 2 a :  a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead; especially :  automaton b :  a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior

  3. 3 :  a mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice

zombielike

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Examples of zombie in a sentence

  1. If I don't go to bed early I'll be a zombie tomorrow.

  2. His students usually sat there in the classroom like zombies.

Variants of zombie

less commonly

zombi

Origin and Etymology of zombie

Louisiana Creole or Haitian Creole zonbi, of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu nzúmbe ghost


First Known Use: circa 1871


ZOMBIE Defined for English Language Learners

zombie

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noun zom·bie \ˈzäm-bē\

Definition of zombie for English Language Learners

  • : a person who moves very slowly and is not aware of what is happening especially because of being very tired

  • : a dead person who is able to move because of magic according to some religions and in stories, movies, etc.


ZOMBIE Defined for Kids

zombie

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noun zom·bie \ˈzäm-bē\

Definition of zombie for Students

  1. :  a person who is believed to have died and been brought back to life without speech or free will

Variants of zombie

also

zombi

\ˈzäm-bē\


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