pod person

noun plural pod people

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

Nearby words

  1. pocono mountains,
  2. pocosin,
  3. pocul.,
  4. poculiform,
  5. pod,
  6. pod-,
  7. podagra,
  8. podalgia,
  9. podalic,
  10. podalic version

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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