Meaning of “zombie” in the English Dictionary

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"zombie" in British English

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zombienoun [ C ]

uk /ˈzɒm.bi/ us /ˈzɑːm.bi/

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

He just sat in front of the TV all day like a zombie.

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

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

"zombie" in American English

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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)