corpsicle

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of corpse and popsicle, equivalent to corpse +‎ -icle. A coinage of author Frederik Pohl in The Age of the Pussyfoot (1969)

Noun[edit]

corpsicle (plural corpsicles)

  1. A person who has been cryonically frozen in the hope of later revival in science fiction.
    • 1976, Larry Niven, A World Out of Time:
      'Your newspapers called you people corpsicles,' said the blond man. 'I never understood what the tapes meant by that.'
      'It comes from Popsicle. Frozen sherbet.' Corbell had used the word himself before he became one of them. One of the corpsicles, the frozen dead.

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