A snake god or fetish in religions of West Africa and elsewhere.
(voodoo, superstition) A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.
(fiction) A deceased person who becomes reanimate to attack the living.
(figuratively) An apathetic person.
(figuratively) A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.
- I shot a zombie'''. He was a '''zombie , Kenneth. The pilot was bitten before he picked us up!
An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.
- After working for 18 hours on the computer, I was a zombie .
(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.
(computing) A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.
A cocktail of rum and fruit juices.
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- The maitre d’ introduced us and I had a zombie' with him. Those ' zombies are wicked.
(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.
- I watched Mario and drank zombies out of a thermos.
[The Canadian Encyclopedia , 2nd edition, Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton Canada, 1988. See "National Resources Mobilization Act," p. 1433.]
* 1944 , "
Time for Decision," Time (US edition), 6 Nov.,
(philosophy) A hypothetical person who lacks self awareness.
- Had the time come to order Canada's home defense draftees—some 70,000 zombies idling at home—to battle overseas?
* (person that is undead) living dead, ghoul, walking dead
* (information worker) intellectual prostitute
(Terms derived from "zombie")
** zombie bank
** zombie institution
** zombie company
** zombie business
** zombie organization
** zombie hypothesis
** zombie world
** zombie thought experiment
* (social science)
** zombie effect
** zombie walk
** zombie network
** zombie process
** zombie client
** zombie system
** zombie program
** zombie computer
** zombie state
** zombie version
** zombie host
** zombie path
** zombie user
** zombie software
** zombie dance
** zombie film
** zombie genre
Pertaining to a corpse, though having qualities of life.
(horror fiction) Being animate, though non-living.
Those creatures which are dead yet still moving.
* 1997 , Carol Margaret Davison, Paul Simpson-Housley, Bram Stoker's Dracula: sucking through the century, 1897-1997
- In the zombie movie, an army of the undead accosted some nubile skinny-dipping teenagers.
- Innocent VIII lent credibility to the actual existence of undeads , an action that perpetuated, and even stimulated, vampire hysteria.
* living dead
* Frankenstein's monster