Origin of unpersoncoined by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-four (published 1949)
(plural unpersons or unpeople)
- A human who has been stripped of rights, identity or humanity.
- With his identity stolen he became an unperson unable to prove his existence to the government.
un- +"Ž person. From the synthetic language "newspeak" in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), where it refers to a person who has not only been executed but whose entire history has been erased.