Meaning of ZOMBI in English


or zom·bie ˈzämbē

( -s )

Etymology: of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Kongo & Kimbundu & Tshiluba nzambi god, Kongo zumbi good-luck fetish, image



(1) : the deity of the python in West African voodoo cults

(2) : the snake deity of the voodoo rite in Haiti and the southern United States

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

c. : a will-less and speechless human in the West Indies capable only of automatic movement held to have died and been reanimated but often believed to have been drugged into a catalepsy for the hours of interment


a. : a person thought to resemble the so-called walking dead : dope

b. : a person markedly strange or abnormal in mentality, appearance, or behavior : character , queer

c. Canada : a home-defense army conscript unwilling to volunteer for overseas service

3. : a very tall mixed drink make of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice, shaken and served with ice, and decorated with mint and fruit

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