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pod person

noun (pl) pod people
1.
(informal) a person who behaves in a strange esp mechanical way, as if not fully human
Word Origin
C20: from the science-fiction film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956; remade 1978) in which individual humans are replaced by alien replicas grown in giant pods
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Contemporary definitions for pod person
noun

a person considered to be a conformist, esp. who lacks originality or personality

Examples

Is Your Spouse a Pod Person?

Word Origin

1978; fr aliens in "The Body Snatchers"

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Slang definitions & phrases for pod person

pod people

noun phrase

Stupid, unfeeling, machinelike people; zombie: Have body snatchers invaded America's airwaves? Is this pure pop for pod people?/ And find you're a bug. A pod person?

[1956+; fr the extraterrestrial creatures depicted in the 1956 movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, who spawn in pods and take over the bodies of human beings; based on a novel by Daniel Mainwaring]


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