crib death

noun
variants: or British cot death
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of crib death

:death of a baby while sleeping that occurs for no known reason :sudden infant death syndrome
  • … in the conditions of early modern Europe, crib death was all too real.
  • —Simon Schama

First Known Use of crib death

1944


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