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1kamikaze

noun ka·mi·ka·ze \ˌkä-mi-ˈkä-zē\

: 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
:  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
:  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

2kamikaze

adjective

Definition of KAMIKAZE

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

First Known Use of KAMIKAZE

1945

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