Definition of kamikaze adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkæmɪˈkɑːzi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkæmɪˈkɑːzi//
[only before noun] (from Japanese)
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used to describe the way soldiers attack the enemy, knowing that they too will be killed synonym suicidal a kamikaze pilot/attack (figurative) He made a kamikaze run across three lanes of traffic. Word OriginJapanese, from kami ‘divinity’ + kaze ‘wind’, originally referring to the gale that, in Japanese tradition, destroyed the fleet of invading Mongols in 1281.
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