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  • noun idiomatic the abandonment of an elderly relative in a public place, e.g. a hospital.


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  • Centuries ago, Japan created a word called ubasute. Translated as "granny dumping," it described the practice of poor citizens bringing their senile elders to mountaintops because they can no longer afford their care.

    Today, amid Japan's widespread demographic and economic woes, ubasute is making a comeback.

    Modern-day granny dumping doesn't involve hauling seniors up the sides of mountains, but driving them to hospitals or the offices of nearby charities and, essentially, giving them up for adoption.

    Chris Weller, people who can't afford elder care are reviving a practice known as 'granny dumping', Business Insider, Jan. 30, 2017

    February 7, 2017