voodoo death

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Walter Cannon in 1942.

Noun[edit]

voodoo death (countable and uncountable, plural voodoo deaths)

  1. Sudden death brought about by a strong emotional shock such as fear.

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