zombie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

[1871] From a Bantu language. Compare Kikongo zumbi (fetish), Kimbundu nzambi (god), and Caribbean folklore's jumbee (a spirit or demon). May also be from a Louisiana Creole French word meaning "phantom, ghost" related to sombra. See also zombi.

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

Declension[edit]

Inflection of zombie (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative zombie zombiet
accusative nom.? zombie zombiet
gen. zombien
genitive zombien zombieiden
zombieitten
partitive zombieta zombieita
inessive zombiessa zombieissa
elative zombiesta zombieista
illative zombieen zombieihin
adessive zombiella zombieilla
ablative zombielta zombieilta
allative zombielleˣ zombieilleˣ
essive zombiena zombieina
translative zombieksi zombieiksi
instructive zombiein
abessive zombietta zombieitta
comitative zombieineen

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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References[edit]

  • zombie in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

zombie c

  1. zombie

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