pod person

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the 1955 science fiction novel The Body Snatchers and subsequent film adaptations, in which aliens use mysterious pods to grow replicas of humans that are perfect in every way except for their lack of personality.

NounEdit

pod person (plural pod people)

  1. A conformist person, especially one who lacks personality or originality
    • 1996 Constance Hiser - Sixth Grade Star
      If I hadn't known better, I would have sworn that aliens had stolen the real Jessica and replaced her with some pod person.
    • 2003 Bett Williams - The Wrestling Party
      "I'm not stalking you," she said, with all the sincerity of a pod person in The Body Snatchers.

ReferencesEdit

  • OED 2006 online