banzai /banˈzʌɪ/


I. exclamation

1. a Japanese battle cry.

the courtyard echoed to shouts of ‘Bombs away!’ and ‘Banzai!’.
2. a form of greeting used to the Japanese emperor.
II. adjective

1. (especially of troops) attacking fiercely and recklessly

a banzai charge.
‹informal› behaving wildly; berserk.

the computers went banzai.
– origin Japanese, literally ‘ten thousand years (of life to you)’.

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