karoshi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 過労死 (karōshi), from 過労 (karō, overwork) + (shi, death). Doublet of guolaosi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kəˈɹəʊʃi/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

karoshi (uncountable)

  1. Death, such as from heart attack or stroke, brought on by overwork or job-related stress.
    • 1976, Bill Henderson, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Pushcart Press, page 207:
      For a while he began to speak Japanese, rather slangy, never having seemed to learn it — karoshi for death from overwork, yakitaori-ya for eatery, and gaijin for clumsy foreigner.
    • 2006, Ronald J. Burke, Research Companion to Working Time and Work Addiction, page 158:
      Second, we discuss the problem of karoshi, which is unique to Japan. Karoshi has become an increasingly serious problem.
    • [2007 November, Gil Schwartz, “Escape from the job monster”, in Men's Health, volume 22, number 9, ISSN 1054-4836, page 120:
      [] I am a workaholic. [] The Japanese have a word for the problem: karōshi. It means “death from overwork.”]

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See also[edit]

  • 九九六 (Chinese, literally 996; 9-to-9 workday and six-day workweek)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 過労死 (karōshi).

Noun[edit]

karoshi m (uncountable)

  1. (business, medicine) karoshi

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