Meaning of ZOMBIE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ noun ]

also zom·bi ˈzäm-bē

Etymology: Louisiana Creole or Haitian Creole zonbi, of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu nzúmbe ghost

Date: circa 1871

1. usually zombi

a. : the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body

b. : a will-less and speechless human in the West Indies capable only of automatic movement who is held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated


a. : a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead ; especially : automaton

b. : a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior

3. : a mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice

• zom·bie·like -bē-ˌlīk adjective

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