Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See hara-kiri.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See hara-kiri.
  • An incorrect but common spelling and pronunciation of hara-kiri.

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  • noun Alternative form of hara-kiri. Considered to be incorrect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society

Etymologies

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Corrupted from Japanese: 腹切り (Hepburn romanization: harakiri), literally "belly-cutting".

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