kamikaze

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English[edit]

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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
    • 2018 February, Robert Draper, “They are Watching You—and Everything Else on the Planet: Technology and Our Increasing Demand for Security have Put Us All under Surveillance. Is Privacy Becoming just a Memory?”, in National Geographic[1], Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, ISSN 0027-9358, OCLC 1049714034, archived from the original on 14 June 2018:
      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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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian 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

  1. the typhoons that saved Japan from invasion, divine wind
  2. a kamikaze, a suicide pilot in World War Two

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:
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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