hari-kari
hari-kari ha"ri-ka`ri An incorrect but common spelling and pronunciation of {hara-kiri}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hari-kari — [här΄ē kär′ē, her΄ē ker′ē] n. HARA KIRI …   English World dictionary

  • hari-kari — variant of hara kiri * * * /hahr ee kahr ee, har ee kar ee/, n. hara kiri. * * * hari kari /häˈrē käˈrē/ an incorrect form of ↑hara kiri * * * hari kari erron. form of hara kiri …   Useful english dictionary

  • hari-kari — harakiri ha ra*ki ri, hara kiri ha ra ki ri(h[add] r[add]*k[=e] r[i^]), n. [Jap., stomach cutting.] A ritual form of suicide, by slashing the abdomen, formerly practiced in Japan, and commanded by the government in the cases of disgraced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hari-kari — variant of hara kiri …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hari-kari — /hahr ee kahr ee, har ee kar ee/, n. hara kiri. * * * …   Universalium

  • hari-kari — noun An alternative spelling of hara kiri, considered to be incorrect …   Wiktionary

  • HARI-KARI —    called also a happy despatch, a form of suicide, now obsolete, permitted to offenders of high rank to escape the indignity of a public execution; the nature of it may be gathered from the name, a gash in the belly …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • hari kari — hara kiri, seppuku …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hari-kari — ha•ri ka•ri [[t]ˈhɑr iˈkɑr i, ˈhær iˈkær i[/t]] n. hara kiri …   From formal English to slang

  • hari-kari —  Self destruction …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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