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Apple fanboys are now in the official dictionary definition of ‘sheeple’

By TechNadu Staff / April 30, 2017

Recently, Merriam-Webster announced that it has added "sheeple" to its dictionary, an informal word that it defines as "people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced" and thereby "likened to sheep".

Apple fanboys have always had a reputation for undying loyalty to the brand, but Merriam-Webster is taking that characterization to a new level by using them as a dictionary entry as 'Sheeple'.

Merriam-Webster included two example sentences, including one is that takes a shot at the folks who prefer Apple's computers and mobile devices over the alternatives.,

“Apple's debuted a battery case for the juice-sucking iPhone—an ungainly lumpy case the sheeple will happily shell out $99 for- Doug criss".

The second example is pretty unremarkable "James Nichols, who ran the family farm here, stamped dollar bills with red ink in protest against currency and told his neighbors that they were “sheeple” for obeying authority like livestock. — Sara Rimer and James Bennet".

on 1843, Merriam-Webster say that the first usage of the word "Sheeple" was in 1945, long before the advent of the Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple as a company altogether.

The case referenced in the sentence is the smart Battery case, Apple introduced in 2015 for the iPhone 6 and 6s. The company's first attempt at cracking the market for battery cases.



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