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An accidental DDoS-like effect caused when a website suddenly gains popularity (usually via reddit), causing a huge amount of traffic.

Also known as Slashdot effect, farked, drudged, and Reddit effect.
Why is everything going so slow? Are we being DDoSed!?
No... it's a hug of death. We're #16 on r/all lmao
God dammit, reddit...
by dan9er August 13, 2018
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One who has a mania for music.
I am a melomaniac.
by Larstait November 14, 2003
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A hug that a woman gives a man at the end of a Match.com date that indicates she has no interest in ever seeing him again.
After Louis received the hug of death, he hired a private investigator to find out why his Match.com date never returned his e-mail or phone calls.
by kleber August 27, 2006
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