from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of hara-kiri.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See hara-kiri.

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

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


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



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