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See also: zombied out


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First attested in 1976; zombie +‎ -ed + out; compare the later verb zombie out (1981).


zombied-out (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Like a zombie in being sluggish, numb, listless, and vacant.
    • 1976, Lester Grinspoon and James B. Bakalar, Cocaine, page 130
      If you do a whole lot of it, you get sort of zombied out and you tend to stare at things.
    • 1979, Harvey W. Feldman, Michael Agar, and George M. Beschner [eds.], Angel Dust, page 87
      Sometimes I would see them real mellow and the next minute they’d be all zombied out.
    • 1980, Tom Lorenz, Guys Like Us, page 34
      As though he’d been passed out on the floor all these years or zombied out on weed like that idiot Ferd.
    • 1983, Mark Baker, Nam, page 79
      Adrenaline junkies, zombied out on fear, working the assembly line on the nod, they shuffled about the business of the war factory.
    • 1984, Common Lives/Lesbian Lives XI, page 33
      I saw my friends go into a room, an hour later they’d be in the lounge acting crazy: sedate as wandering death, completely inarticulate and just zombied-out.
    • 1985, Zyzzyva I, page 106
      I’ve been kind’ve zombied out recently. You know, numb. I just drift around the house listening to piano music.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:zombied-out.