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This section is for terms introduced in notable works, or introduced in fields relevant to the topic.


This page deals with slang terms for a Zombie apocalypse, in the heat of the moment it's easy to garble in horror at the situation and important messages are lost so easy terms are introduced by the military which are inevitably adopted and mutated by civilians. Due to the scattered human population in a post-apocalyptic setting there are various redundancies as uconnected areas will use differing dialects.


HumansEdit

AllEdit

Breathers- All survivors

CiviliansEdit

Ferals - Humans regressed to animal instincts. Typically children surviving alone.

Quislings - People that become delusional and think they are zombies themselves.

11s- Military Code for

MilitaryEdit

Grunts - Infantry

Hotties - Have flame throwers

Boot - New soldier in training

Cavalry - Usually scout helicopters or other fast and light vehicles

Spec Ops/Operators - Special Operations qualified personnel

ZombiesEdit

Abomination


Biters

Cannibal Corpses

Crawlers/Draggers/Ankle-Biters - No legs but have arm(s)

Creepy Crawlies (from "The Walking Dead" video game) 

Dead Heads

Dead Beats

Geek

Ghouls

Infected - Broad term for zombie, although technically, it refers specifically to living people transformed by a virus. Typically move at full human speed.

Lame brains

Lurker (zombies that hide in dark places)

Meat bags

Monsters (Used in "The Walking Dead") 

Mudo (Forest of Hands and Teeth)

Necrotics

Parents (The Dead)

Risen

Roamers (Used in " The Walking Dead") 

Rotter (zombies that have been rotting for a long time)

Runners

Skels/Skeletons (Zone One)

Shufflers

Slackjaws

Stiffs

Stragglers (Zone One)

Swimmer (a Bloated Zombie)

Tin cans (in riot gear or any metal armor)

Them

The living dead

The walking dead

Unconsecrated (Forest of Hands and Teeth)

Undead

Walkers

Whiskey Delta (Left 4 Dead)

Zachs/Zacks

Zeds

Zed heads

Zeek/Zeke

Zoms

Z's

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