banzai charge


Definition of banzai charge

2 : a determined often reckless act

Examples of banzai charge in a Sentence

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, "Thousands of Japanese fought in a bloody World War II battle for the Aleutians. Only 28 survived.," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of banzai charge

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Banzai charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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