banzai charge


: a determined often reckless act

Examples of banzai charge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in the short term, the modern banzai charges—however costly for the Russians—are working. David Axe, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 In a siege that lasted 10 days, the Japanese fired mortars and large artillery ahead of banzai charges by fearless soldiers willing to run into fusillades from the Americans’ Browning machine guns. Trip Gabriel, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2024 And yet, despite its extreme location, Arctic conditions and the site of the first horrific banzai charge of the war, history has relegated the Aleutian campaign to a footnote amid bigger conflicts in the Pacific, Garfield wrote. Alex Horton, Washington Post, 24 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of banzai charge was in 1942

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“Banzai charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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