Zombie

Zombie 1871, of West African origin (cf. Kikongo zumbi “fetish;” Kimbundu nzambi “god”), originally the name of a snake god, later with meaning “reanimated corpse” in voodoo cult. But perhaps also from Louisiana creole word meaning “phantom, ghost,” from Spanishsombra “shade, ghost.” Sense “slow-witted person” is recorded from 1936. Read More »

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