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

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Blend of sheep and people.

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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