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I was a stage actor for 20 years or so; I was leading men in classical things. 'Shakespeare,' you know. And now, I never play leading men. I'm that kamikaze comic that comes from the left, turns the table over, and leaves, or the hyper-intelligent yuppie scumbag if it's a drama.
John Michael Higgins

Meaning of "kamikaze" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KAMIKAZE

From Japanese, from kami divine + kaze wind, referring to the winds that, according to Japanese tradition, destroyed a Mongol invasion fleet in 1281.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KAMIKAZE

kamikaze  [ˌkæmɪˈkɑːzɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KAMIKAZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kamikaze is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KAMIKAZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kamikaze

Kamikaze

The Kamikaze , official name: Tokubetsu Kōgekitai, abbreviated as Tokkō Tai and used as a verb as Tokkō were suicide attacks by military aviators from the Empire of Japan against Allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II, designed to destroy warships more effectively than was possible with conventional attacks. Numbers quoted vary, but at least 47 Allied vessels, from PT boats to escort carriers, were sunk by kamikaze attacks, and about 300 damaged. During World War II, about 3,860 kamikaze pilots were killed, and about 18.6% of kamikaze attacks managed to hit a ship. Kamikaze aircraft were essentially pilot-guided explosive missiles, purpose-built or converted from conventional aircraft. Pilots would attempt to crash their aircraft into enemy ships in what was called a "Body Attack" in planes laden with some combination of explosives, bombs, torpedoes and full fuel tanks; accuracy was much better than a conventional attack, the payload and explosion larger.

Definition of kamikaze in the English dictionary

The first definition of kamikaze in the dictionary is 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. Other definition of kamikaze is an aircraft used for such a mission. Kamikaze is also undertaken or 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KAMIKAZE


Abkhazi
æbˈkɑːzɪ
Ashkenazi
ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪ
Ashkenazy
ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪ
Bengasi
bɛnˈɡɑːzɪ
Benghazi
bɛnˈɡɑːzɪ
darzi
ˈdɑːzɪ
ghazi
ˈɡɑːzɪ
khazi
ˈkɑːzɪ
Stasi
ˈstɑːzɪ
Swazi
ˈswɑːzɪ
umfazi
ʊmˈfɑːzɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KAMIKAZE

kameez
kamelaukion
Kamensk-Uralski
Kamerad
Kamerlingh-Onnes
Kamerun
Kamet
kami
kamichi
kamik
Kamilaroi
Kamloops trout
Kammerer
kamokamo
Kampala
kampong
Kampuchea
Kampuchean
kamseen
kamsin

WORDS THAT END LIKE KAMIKAZE

ablaze
amaze
blaze
craze
daze
deglaze
emblaze
faze
gaze
glaze
graze
haze
heat haze
laze
maze
Naze
raze
sleaze
the Naze
underglaze

Synonyms and antonyms of kamikaze in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «KAMIKAZE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «kamikaze» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of kamikaze

Translation of «kamikaze» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KAMIKAZE

Find out the translation of kamikaze to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of kamikaze from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kamikaze» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

神风
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Kamikazes
570 millions of speakers

English

kamikaze
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्मघाती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكاميكاز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

камикадзе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Kamikaze
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কামিকাযি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kamikaze
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kamikaze
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kamikaze
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

無謀な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카미카제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kamikaze
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kamikaze
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Kamikaze
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Kamikaze
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

intihar uçağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

kamikaze
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kamikaze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

камікадзе
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

kamikaze
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καμικάζι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kamikaze
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kamikaze
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kamikaze
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kamikaze

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KAMIKAZE»

The term «kamikaze» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.159 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KAMIKAZE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «kamikaze» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «kamikaze» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kamikaze

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7 QUOTES WITH «KAMIKAZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word kamikaze.
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John Michael Higgins
I was a stage actor for 20 years or so; I was leading men in classical things. 'Shakespeare,' you know. And now, I never play leading men. I'm that kamikaze comic that comes from the left, turns the table over, and leaves, or the hyper-intelligent yuppie scumbag if it's a drama.
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Bob Latta
I hold an office in trust, not a title. I don't want to say it's a kamikaze approach to life, but it's ingrained.
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Al McGuire
The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
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John Ortberg
Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done - like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions.
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Jimmy Reid
Arthur Scargill's leadership of the miners' strike has been a disgrace. The price to be paid for his folly will be immense. He will have destroyed the N.U.M. as an effective fighting force within British trade unionism for the next 20 years. If kamikaze pilots were to form their own union, Arthur would be an ideal choice for leader.
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Axl Rose
I could beat my mike stand into the stage, but I was still in pain. Maybe fans liked it, but sometimes people forget you're a person and they're more into the entertainment value. It's taken a long time to turn that around and give a strong show without it being a kamikaze show.
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Mr. T
To be a bodyguard is to be a kamikaze pilot. Dedicated.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KAMIKAZE»

Discover the use of kamikaze in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kamikaze and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Kamikaze: A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story of the ...
The classic World War II autobiography describes the horrors of war and the author's brutal training and experiences as a kamikaze pilot.
Yasuo Kuwahara, Gordon T. Allred, 2007
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Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons 1944-45
This book will begin by examining the initial kamikaze aircraft attacks, but the focus of the book will be on the dedicated special attack weapons developed in 1944.
Steven J Zaloga, 2012
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Kamikaze: Japan's Suicide Gods
Both engaged in suicide missions and reaped their rewards in the next world. The Kamikaze became gods and the Al-Qaeda warriors entered paradise. Based on new sources, this is a chilling story masterfully told.
Albert Axell, Hideaki Kase, 2002
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Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, and Nationalisms: The ...
In this fascinating study of the role of symbolism and aesthetics in totalitarian ideology, Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney shows how the state manipulated the time-honored Japanese symbol of the cherry blossom to convince people that it was their ...
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, 2010
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Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers
A salutary correction to the many caricatures of the kamikaze, this poignant work will be essential to anyone interested in the history of Japan and World War II.
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, 2007
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Kamikaze Attacks of World War II: A Complete History of ...
"This book details more than 400 kamikaze attacks performed by Japanese aircraft, manned torpedoes, suicide boats and suicide swimmers against U.S. ships during World War II. Part One focuses on the traditions, development and history.
Robin L. Rielly, 2010
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Kamikaze Biker: Parody and Anomy in Affluent Japan
. Sato has contributed a work of value to a wide range of scholarly audiences."—Jack Katz, Contemporary Sociology "A must for anyone interested in Japan, juvenile delinquency and/or youth behavior in general, or the impact of affluence on ...
Ikuya Sato, 1998
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Blossoms in the Wind: Human Legacies of the Kamikaze
But what of those men who took the sacred oath to die-and lived? Soon after 9/11, ethnographer M.G. Sheftall was given unprecedented access to the cloistered community of Japan's last remaining Kamikaze corps survivors.
M.G. Sheftall, 2006
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Pizzeria Kamikaze
Pizzeria Kamikaze is about a guy with a broken heart who committed suicide only to find himself at Pizza Kamikaze, a regular day job in a world where everyone died before. Now, it's about passing time.
Etgar Keret, Assaf Hanuka, 2006
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Kamikaze: History's Greatest Naval Disaster
The legend of the kamikaze has endured for centuries, and was revived as a Japanese national legend during the Second World War, culminating in the suicide bombers they sent to attack the Allies, but the truth has remained a mystery.
James Delgado, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KAMIKAZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kamikaze is used in the context of the following news items.
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Renaissance Festival offers good old time
The Kamikaze Fireflies juggled fire while sitting atop a crowd member's shoulders at the Rensiassance Festival in Larkspur. Taryn Walker. «Centennial Citizen, Jul 15»
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'We probably shouldn't have played' - NRL.com
"It was a pretty rough and ready side – a kamikaze side I suppose." Throughout the pre-season Caine had played second fiddle to the more ... «NRL.COM, Jul 15»
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Does LibDem leader Tim Farron think gay sex is sinful? - KaleidoScot
... viral on social media, with many Liberal Democrat members and activists expressing their anger at what one termed “a kamikaze interview”. «KaleidoScot, Jul 15»
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'Rags to Riches': Shamarko Thomas - Behind the Steel Curtain
Polamalu's Tazmanian Devil style and his kamikaze approach was something special. But there's no denying that it led the defense to ... «Behind the Steel Curtain, Jul 15»
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Boy George grows up - The Orange County Register
“Back when you're young, it's more like a kamikaze thing, and you're not thinking it through, and you don't have somebody saying, 'Ehh, is a ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
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The decline and fall of the European Union: is it time to rip it up and …
... colleagues showed during the negotiations can be called cruel and heartless despite the fact that Tsipras' kamikaze approach in dealing with ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
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Deputies: Man set off police chase across Broome County - WBNG-TV
Deputies say at one point, Haight got up to 94 mph on Route 17, near what's known as, “Kamikaze Corner.” That area is slated for 45 mph. «WBNG-TV, Jul 15»
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How typhoons at the end of World War II swamped US ships and …
Kamikaze” means “divine winds” and originally referred to typhoons in 1274 and 1281 that scattered and sunk many of the ships in Mongolian ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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England are playing a dangerous game by ordering slow and low …
David Warner's kamikaze approach did not fare so well after he was caught out by Moeen. SHARE PICTURE. Copy link to paste in your ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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A-bomb survivor takes to Skype to relate experience to U.K. Parliament
THousands of decent, unaware American sailors and many civilians were victims of those kamikaze attacks and before anyone approaches the ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Kamikaze [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kamikaze>. Aug 2019 ».
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