[ pi-blok-toh ]
/ pɪˈblɒk toʊ /
noun, plural pi·blok·tos.Psychology.
a culture-specific syndrome occurring among traditional Eskimo women, characterized by an outburst of cries or screams, the removal of clothing, and seeming possession by a bird or animal spirit.
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Origin of piblokto
First recorded in 1955–60, piblokto is from the Inuit word pibloktoq
Words nearby piblokto
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Example sentences from the Web for piblokto
Dogs suffering from piblokto are usually shot, but they are often eaten by the Eskimos.The North Pole|Robert E. Peary