Of or pertaining to a suicide attack by a Japanese airplane pilot in WWII.
(informal) Very reckless, suicidal, etc.
The pilot or airplane in a kamikaze attack.
(informal) A person who acts recklessly.
A Japanese pilot trained in World War II to make a suicidal crash attack, especially upon a ship.
An airplane loaded with explosives to be piloted in a suicide attack.
(slang) An extremely reckless person who seems to court death.
Of or relating to a suicidal air attack.
A kamikaze mission.
(slang) So reckless in behavior or actions as to be suicidal.
Kamikaze hot rodders.
Origin of kamikaze
- Japanese divine wind (from the legendary name of a typhoon that in 1281 saved Japan by destroying the Mongol navy) kami divine kaze wind
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Japanese 神風 (かみかぜ (kamikaze, “divine wind”)).