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ban·zai

 (bän-zī′)
n.
A Japanese battle cry or patriotic cheer.

[Japanese, (may you live) ten thousand years! : from Middle Chinese ʋa⋮n`` syaj` (also the source of Mandarin wànsuì) : ʋa⋮n``, ten thousand + syaj`, year.]
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banzai

(ˈbɑːnzaɪ; bɑːnˈzaɪ)
interj
a patriotic cheer, battle cry, or salutation
[Japanese: literally, (may you live for) ten thousand years]
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ban•zai

(bɑnˈzaɪ, ˈbɑn-)

interj.
1. (used as a Japanese patriotic cry or joyous shout.)
2. (used as a Japanese battle cry.)
[1890–95; < Japanese, =ban ten thousand + sai years of age]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banzai - a Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph
cheer - a cry or shout of approval
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For the uninitiated, the show involves putting people through their paces on a gruelling obstacle course, before the few who make it through are faced with a final daunting challenge Banzai!
For the uninitiated, the show involves putting people through their paces on a gruelling - and frankly ludicrous - obstacle course, before the few who make it through are faced with a final daunting challenge Banzai!
Toe hy hoor hoe maklik die wondervegters van die vaderland die Nanking ingeneem het, het hy in die straat afgehardloop en 'n vlag met die opkomende son soos 'n gloeiende vuurbal daarop, hoog bo sy kop geswaai terwyl hy uit voile bors juig: "Banzai! Banzai!