pod person


noun plural pod people

informal a person who behaves in a strange esp mechanical way, as if not fully human

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Word Origin for pod person

C20: from the science-fiction film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956; remade 1978) in which individual humans are replaced by alien replicas grown in giant pods
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