baka bomb


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

Word History


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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near baka bomb

Cite this Entry

“Baka bomb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!