crib death

noun
variants: or British cot death

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

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With the help of a volunteer scientist, Gibbs and her community uncovered higher-than-average rates of miscarriage, stillbirth, and crib deaths. Daniela Blei, The Cut, "The History of Talking About Miscarriage," 23 Apr. 2018 Genetics may make some babies more vulnerable to SIDS or 'crib death' » March 23rd is National Puppy Day. Alan Mozes, chicagotribune.com, "Babies given antacids, antibiotics may have higher risk for allergies, asthma," 3 Apr. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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crib death

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