also zombi noun 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 2. 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 • zombielike adjective

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