Definition of Kamikaze in English :

Define Kamikaze in English

Kamikaze meaning in English

Meaning of Kamikaze in English

Pronunciation of Kamikaze in English

Kamikaze pronunciation in English

Pronounce Kamikaze in English


see synonyms of kamikaze


1. kamikaze

a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II

2. kamikaze

a pilot trained and willing to cause a suicidal crash

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of kamikaze
noun (often capital)
(in World War II) one of a group of Japanese pilots who performed suicidal missions by crashing their aircraft, loaded with explosives, into an enemy target, esp a ship
an aircraft used for such a mission
3. (modifier)
(of an action) undertaken or (of a person) undertaking an action in the knowledge that it will result in the death of the person performing it in order that maximum damage may be inflicted on an enemy
a kamikaze attack
a kamikaze bomber
4. (modifier)
extremely foolhardy and possibly self-defeating
kamikaze pricing

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of kamikaze
of or pertaining to a suicidal attack by a Japanese airplane pilot in WWII
2.  Informal
very reckless, suicidal, etc.
the pilot or airplane in a kamikaze attack
4.  Informal
a person who acts recklessly

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of kamikaze
1. A Japanese pilot trained in World War II to make a suicidal crash attack, especially upon a ship.
2. An airplane loaded with explosives to be piloted in a suicide attack.
3. Slang An extremely reckless person who seems to court death.
1. Of or relating to a suicidal air attack: a kamikaze mission.
2. Slang So reckless in behavior or actions as to be suicidal: kamikaze hot rodders.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.