kamikaze

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 神風 (かみかぜ (kamikaze, divine wind)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kamikaze (plural kamikazes)

  1. An attack requiring the suicide of the one carrying it out, especially when done with an aircraft.
  2. One who carries out a suicide attack, especially with an aircraft.
  3. (colloquial) One who takes excessive risks, as for example in a sporting event.
  4. A cocktail made of equal parts vodka, triple sec and lime juice.

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Verb[edit]

kamikaze (third-person singular simple present kamikazes, present participle kamikazeing, simple past and past participle kamikazed)

  1. (transitive) To destroy (a ship, etc.) in a suicide attack, especially by crashing an aircraft.
  2. (intransitive) To carry out a suicide attack, especially by crashing an aircraft.
  3. (intransitive, slang) To fail disastrously.

Adjective[edit]

kamikaze (not comparable)

  1. suicidal, risking one's own life
    • February 2018, Robert Draper in National Geographic Magazine, They Are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet
      Sheathed in helmets, gloves, and jackets, they look more like manic video game figures than humans. They weave through traffic and around double-decker buses at kamikaze velocity.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

kamikaze m (plural kamikazes)

  1. kamikaze

Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

kamikaze m anim

  1. kamikaze (one who makes an attack requiring his suicide, especially when done with an aircraft)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 神風 (かみかぜ (kamikaze, suicide flyer, literally divine wind)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.mi.kaz/, /ka.mi.ka.ze/

Noun[edit]

kamikaze m, f (plural kamikazes)

  1. kamikaze (person carrying out a suicide attack); suicide bomber

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 神風 (かみかぜ (kamikaze, suicide flyer, literally divine wind)).

Noun[edit]

kamikaze m (invariable)

  1. kamikaze

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kamikaze

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かみかぜ

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 神風 (かみかぜ (kamikaze, suicide flyer, literally divine wind)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kamikaze m (plural kamikazes)

  1. kamikaze

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:kamikaze.

Adjective[edit]

kamikaze m, f (plural kamikazes, comparable)

  1. kamikaze

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:kamikaze.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 神風 (かみかぜ (kamikaze, suicide flyer, literally divine wind)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kamikaze m (plural kamikazes)

  1. kamikaze