pod person

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From science fiction, originally from "The Body Snatchers"

Noun[edit]

pod person (plural pod people)

  1. A conformist person, especially one who lacks personality or originality
    • 1996 Constance Hiser - Sixth Grade Star
      If I hadn't known better, I would have sworn that aliens had stolen the real Jessica and replaced her with some pod person.
    • 2003 Bett Williams - The Wrestling Party
      "I'm not stalking you," she said, with all the sincerity of a pod person in The Body Snatchers.

References[edit]

  • OED 2006 online