sheeple


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sheeple

people who tend to follow the crowd; a blend of sheep and people
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shee·ple

 (shē′pəl)
pl.n. Informal
People who are meekly submissive or easily swayed.

[Blend of sheep and people.]
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sheeple

(ˈʃiːpəl)
n (functioning as plural)
(Peoples) informal people who tend to follow the majority in matters of opinion, taste, etc
[C20: from sheep + people]
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