baka bomb

noun

ba·​ka bomb
variants or less commonly baka
ˈbäkə
plural -s
: a Japanese rocket-propelled bomb-carrying airplane guided by a suicide pilot and used in World War II

Word History

Etymology

Japanese baka, literally, fool, from ba horse + ka deer

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baka bomb was in 1945

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“Baka bomb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baka%20bomb. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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