kamikaze

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It had been kamikaze stuff, though there'd been a theoretical chance of the thirty men escaping, to justify sending them out.

He had some of the characteristics of a kamikaze pilot, too, because there was no telling if he'd get back from his mission.

WORD ORIGIN

"suicide flier," 1945, Japanese, literally "divine wind," from kami "god, providence, divine" (see kami) + kaze "wind." Originally the name given in folklore to a typhoon which saved Japan from Mongol invasion by wrecking Kublai Khan's fleet (August 1281). The attacks began in October 1944 off the Philippines.

As an adjective by 1946.