zombie

zombie [zäm′bē ]
n.
[of Afr orig., as in Congo zumbi, fetish]
1. in voodoo cults of W Africa, the python deity
2. any voodoo snake deity, as in Haiti and parts of the S U.S.
3.
a) in West Indian voodoo, a supernatural power through which a corpse supposedly is brought to a state of trancelike animation and made to obey the commands of the person exercising the power
b) a corpse so animated
4. Slang
a) a person considered to be like a zombie in listlessness, mechanical behavior, etc.
b) a weird, eccentric, or unattractive person
5. an iced drink made with fruit juices, various kinds of rum, and, often, apricot brandy: For ZOMBIE 1, 2, & 3a usually, and for 3b: sometimes, sp. zombi

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