banzai charge

noun

1
2
: a determined often reckless act

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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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Cite this Entry

“Banzai charge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/banzai%20charge. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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