haikai

[ hahy-kahy ]
/ ˈhaɪ kaɪ /

noun, plural hai·kai for 2. Prosody.

an informal type of linked verse originated by Bashō, a 17th-century Japanese poet.
a poem of this type.

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Origin of haikai

1880–85; < Japanese haikai (no renga) jesting (linked verse); earlier faikai < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese páixié jest
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