The definition of hari-kari, an alternative spelling for hara-kiri, is a ritual suicide in traditional Japan.
If someone kills himself, this is an example of when he commits hari-kari.
Variant of hara-kiri.
- Alternative form of hara-kiri. Considered to be incorrect.
Corrupted from Japanese: 腹切り (Hepburn romanization: harakiri), literally "belly-cutting".