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What excatly is a Zombie?

What  is a zombie?

zombie-Main Entry: zom·bie
Variant(s): also zom·bi /'zäm-bE/
Function: noun
Etymology: Louisiana Creole or Haitian Creole zonbi, of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu nzúmbe ghost
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
- zom·bie·like
/-bE-"lIk/ adjective


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A zombie is an undead person in the Afro-Carribiaand creol  spiritual belief system of vodoo . These folkloric  zombies are human bodies re-animated by supernatural means and Shamanastic medicine  to create dread among the living. Other more macabe  versions of zombies have become a staple of modern Horror Fiction , where they usually engage in human cannibalism.