zombie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a Bantu language. Compare Kikongo zumbi (fetish), Kimbundu nzambi (god), and Caribbean folklore's jumbee (a spirit or demon). May also be related to sombra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: zom‧bie

Noun[edit]

zombie (plural zombies)

  1. A snake god or fetish in religions of West Africa and elsewhere.
  2. (voodoo, superstition) A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.
  3. (fiction) A deceased person who becomes reanimate to attack the living.
    I shot a zombie. He was a zombie, Kenneth. The pilot was bitten before he picked us up!
  4. (figuratively) An apathetic person.
  5. (figuratively) A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.
    After working for 18 hours on the computer, I was a zombie.
  6. An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.[1]
  7. (computing) A process or task which has terminated but was not removed from the list of processes, typically because it has child processes that have not yet terminated.
  8. (computing) A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.
  9. A cocktail of rum and fruit juices.
    • 1976, Harvard Advocate CX:ii, pages 8 and 380:
      The maitre d’ introduced us and I had a zombie with him. Those zombies are wicked.
      []
      I watched Mario and drank zombies out of a thermos.
  10. (Canada, historical, derogatory) A conscripted member of the Canadian military during World War II who was assigned to home defence rather than to combat in Europe.[2]
    • 1944, "Time for Decision," Time (US edition), 6 Nov.,
      Had the time come to order Canada's home defense draftees—some 70,000 zombies idling at home—to battle overseas?
  11. (philosophy) A hypothetical person who lacks self awareness.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ EE Times, "Beware 'zombie' clauses," 2 Aug., 2004
  2. ^ The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2nd edition, Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton Canada, 1988. See "National Resources Mobilization Act," p. 1433.

Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

zombie

  1. in the manner of a zombie, zombically

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

zombie

  1. Alternative form of zombi.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

zombie

  1. feminine form of zombi

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

zombie m, f (invariable)

  1. Alternative spelling of zombi.

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately, from a Bantu language.

Noun[edit]

zombie m (genitive singular zombieho, nominative plural zombieovia), declension pattern kuli

  1. zombie

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  • zombie in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

zombie c

  1. zombie

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