from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of hara-kiri.
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- 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
"We think they would try to avoid this at all costs because it would be effectively hari-kari , and by that I do mean political suicide," Behravesh said.
Roosevelt thought he was committing bureaucratic hari-kari.
During the samurai days, we'd just give you a knife and ask you to commit hari-kari.
I'm having a hard time seeing how the inflation cure wouldn't be hari-kari.
The Republican party is in a rage so violent that it looks like a repeated, botched attempt at hari-kari.
“Well,” said Mick, “I guess we commit hari-kari on the spot.”
As Sam leaps, his demon killing knife is pointing straight up, and for a second I thought for sure Sam was going to commit hari-kari.
It would seem the best way to procure some cut-price surgery is to get yerself represented by Neon Management, the 'talent' agency behind such luminaries as dear old Chantelle, fellow Big Brother cretin Chanelle Hayes, tit wielder Nikki Sanderson and son-of-an-alcoholic-wife-beating-thug Calum Best – a list of people so supernaturally useless that the universe would probably give up on itself and commit hari-kari were they all to gather in the same room.
Every single piece who decides to "betray" the evil lord is willing to do so for the greater good, but also chooses the honorable path of committing hari-kari to save face after doing so.
Should the AIG executives who approved the bonuses have to commit hari-kari?