Hari-kari meaning

härē-kärē, hărē-kărē
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.

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Alternative form of hara-kiri. Considered to be incorrect.
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Origin of hari-kari

  • Corrupted from Japanese: 腹切り (Hepburn romanization: harakiri), literally "belly-cutting".

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  • From Japanese.

    From Wiktionary