Meaning of “zombie” in the English Dictionary


"zombie" in English

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zombienoun [ C ]

uk /ˈzɒ us /ˈzɑː

(in stories) a frightening creature that is a dead person who has been brought back to life, but without human qualities. Zombies are not able to think and they are often shown as attacking and eating human beings:

Every horror fan is probably familiar with many zombie movies.

a dead person who is believed, in some Caribbean religions, to have been brought back to life by magic

informal disapproving a person who has no energy, seems to act without thinking, and does not notice what is happening:

He's just a zombie sitting in front of the TV all day.

(Definition of “zombie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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zombienoun [ C ]

us /ˈzɑm·bi/

someone who moves around as if unconscious and being controlled by someone else:

I was so tired, I walked around like a zombie.

(in stories, movies, etc.) A zombie is a dead person brought back to life without the ability to speak or move easily.

(Definition of “zombie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)