Definitions

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  • n. People who unquestioningly accept as true whatever their political leaders say or who adopt popular opinion as their own without scrutiny.

Etymologies

Blend of sheep and people. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am aware of the term sheeple it has been use quite extensively by some on this blog.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • ; -) I really hate the term sheeple .... paul: Second tweeple.

    Bigmouth Strikes Again

  • I hate the word sheeple, because they are not that.

    Right or Left? It's All a Huge Game to Keep Us Occupied

  • Two, never use the word "sheeple" - it's about as good a sign as exists that the person using it is immature and slightly loopy.

    On Underestimating Stephane Dion

  • People are sometimes referred to by media types as "sheeple" - so language (semantics) is a big factor in dishing out news and information in doses measured such that it can be easily understood or "absorbed" by the average individual, whose attention span is about 55 seconds on the net (that's the average amount of time a visitor spends on any given website or blog).

    Dave Lucas

  • Anyone who does must be a "sheeple" - and speaking of "sheeple" ... get a load of Savage's Sheeple "bah" (imitation or mimicry) voice at the end of this clip LOL!!!!

    WN.com - Business News

  • Anyone who does must be a "sheeple" - and speaking of "sheeple" ... get a load of Savage's

    WN.com - Business News

  • That, or the sheeple are actually just bloodthirsty kleptofascists, in the same mold as those who rule over them.

    Antiwar.com: Enemy of the State « Antiwar.com Blog

  • View It ยป the sheeple will be the losers, socialism will go down with them as they finally wake up.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • Its a thin line between having no solutions and not presenting a viable alternative that utopia the majority of your s called sheeple can use.

    Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com

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  • Seen here, at XKCD.com.

    July 21, 2009

  • This is one of those terms that is unwittingly revealing, in that it betrays far more about the mentality and attitude about the person using it than about those to whom it is being applied.

    January 8, 2009

  • (SHEE.pul) n. People who are meek, easily persuaded, and tend to follow the crowd (sheep + people).

    January 8, 2009