1. (used as a Japanese patriotic cry or joyous shout.)
  2. (used as a Japanese battle cry.)


  1. leading to likely or inevitable death; suicidal: a banzai attack by Japanese troops in the last days of World War II.


  1. a patriotic cheer, battle cry, or salutation

Japanese war-cry, 1893, literally “(may you live) ten thousand years,” originally a greeting addressed to the emperor, from ban “ten thousand” + sai “year.”

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