- 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.
- the supernatural force itself.
- a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or seemingly rote; automaton.
- an eccentric or peculiar person.
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Origin of zombie
OTHER WORDS FROM zombiezom·bi·ism, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for zombie
But the title of Best Death definitely belongs to Bob Stookey, who got bitten by a zombie then captured by cannibals.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Their last hope for saving humanity, Eugene, turned out to be a liar with no idea how to stop the zombie virus.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you were in the zombie apocalypse, would you be a hunter, the hunted, or Tyreese?Andrew Lincoln Wants Rick to End With Johnny Cash and the Sunset|Melissa Leon|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it also happened in the zombie game DayZ to video game writer Kim Correa.Gaming Misogyny Gets Infinite Lives: Zoe Quinn, Virtual Rape, and Sexism|Amanda Marcotte|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I hate to break the news, but Molly Shannon would definitely not make it through the zombie apocalypse.Molly Shannon on ‘Life After Beth,’ Turning 50, and ‘Never Been Kissed’|Melissa Leon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I logged back in and there I was, still on the deck of the Zombie Charger, waiting for someone to wind me up.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
A mad enterprise indeed—a ghost and a zombie, going to seek out a foe whose numbers and whose might grew ever more apparent.World of the Drone|Robert Abernathy
One word from Douglas and she had become a zombie—a mindless muscle preparation that existed only to obey.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
It's not any kind of zombie state, or whatever your overheated imagination has thought up.Sentiment, Inc.|Poul William Anderson
No one was in the stores, and no one was bothering with the zombie maze.Makers|Cory Doctorow