karoshi

[ kuh-roh-shee ]
/ kəˈroʊ ʃi /

noun

(in Japan) death, as from a heart attack or suicide, due to overwork or work-related stress and exhaustion.

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Origin of karoshi

First recorded in 1985–90; from Japanese karōshi, literally, “overwork death,” equivalent to ka- “excess” + “work” + shi “death”

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British Dictionary definitions for karoshi

karoshi
/ (kaˈrəʊʃɪ) /

noun

(in Japan) death caused by overwork

Word Origin for karoshi

from Japanese ka excess + ro labour + shi death
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