banzai attack

noun

Definition of banzai attack

: a mass attack by Japanese soldiers in World War II also : an all-out usually desperate attack

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As the tide rose and the Marines finally began to push in, the remaining Japanese troops launched an all-out banzai attack. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Remains of 30 Service Members Killed in WWII Unearthed at Tarawa," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of banzai attack

1944, in the meaning defined above

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