banzai charge

banzai charge
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

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banzai attack or banzai charge,
a fanatic and suicidal assault, usually on a strongly entrenched position, by massed Japanese troops yelling “Banzai.”

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