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banzai

banzai a Japanese battle cry; a form of greeting used to the Japanese emperor. In Japanese, the word means literally ‘ten thousand years (of life to you)’.

From the 1980s, the word has been used to designate extremely fast driving, especially in motor racing.


banzai lap a lap of a motor-racing course taken particularly rapidly.

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banzai

ban·zai / ˈbanˈzī/ • interj. a Japanese battle cry.

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banzai

banzai •banzai • tiger's-eye • bird's-eye

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