banzai attack

banzai attack
noun Date: 1944 a mass attack by Japanese soldiers in World War II; also an all-out usually desperate attack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • banzai charge — noun a mass attack of troops without concern for casualties; originated by Japanese who accompanied it with yells of banzai • Syn: ↑banzai attack • Hypernyms: ↑attack, ↑onslaught, ↑onset, ↑onrush * * * noun see …   Useful english dictionary

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