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kamikaze

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noun ka·mi·ka·ze \ˌkä-mi-ˈkä-zē\

Simple Definition of kamikaze

  • : one of a group of Japanese pilots in World War II who were assigned to crash their planes into their targets

Full Definition of kamikaze

  1. 1 :  a member of a Japanese air attack corps in World War II assigned to make a suicidal crash on a target (as a ship)

  2. 2 :  an airplane containing explosives to be flown in a suicide crash on a target

Origin of kamikaze

Japanese, literally, divine wind


First Known Use: 1945

Rhymes with kamikaze


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kamikaze

adjective ka·mi·ka·ze

Definition of kamikaze

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling a kamikaze

  2. 2 :  having or showing reckless disregard for safety or personal welfare



Examples of kamikaze

  1. <a bike messenger who regularly cuts across busy city streets with a kamikaze boldness>



1945

First Known Use of kamikaze

1945



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