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  • n. A person who has been cryogenically frozen in the hope of later revival in science fiction.


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Blend of corpse and popsicle, equivalent to corpse +‎ -icle. A coinage of author Frederik Pohl in The Age of the Pussyfoot (1969)


  • That word corpsicle has to be an advertising stunt.

    Minnesota Menage

  • It will never be as shocking as the original "corpsicle" (and subsequent "headsicle") ideas.

    The Speculist

  • I think the term that you are looking for is "corpsicle". because there's hardly any DNA left in those fossils, let alone anything that's not damaged beyond recognition.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Sad to see him as a corpsicle though, he is/was a great bad guy.

    Stargate SG-1 Watchathon - 'Watergate' (S04E07)

  • If only she had kept some back, she wouldn't be a corpsicle right now.

    Stargate SG-1 Watchathon - 'Into The Fire' (S03E01)

  • Mira is woken at intervals over a couple of centuries, makes friends with a man who later admits he could never afford to revive her, and also learns that her lover is a corpsicle in the same facility.

    Doing the Hugos 1 « It Doesn't Have To Be Right…

  • His fall cracked out the ice chunk containing the body, and backup patrolmen used long poles from a sculling shed down the river to pull in the corpsicle.


  • NBA Broadcasting continued its coverage of the corpsicle heirs and its editorials in favor of the bill.

    Minnesota Menage

  • Proponents took every opportunity to point out that many corpsicle heirs still remained to be discovered.

    Minnesota Menage

  • I went looking for a rich corpsicle with a young, healthy direct-line heir.

    Minnesota Menage


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  • spotted on the TV show Elementary (US) Mar 12, 2015

    March 13, 2015

  • see also copsik

    February 17, 2007

  • Slang for a corpse that has been cryonically preserved (frozen). Advocates of cryonics find it an offensive term. Per

    February 17, 2007