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[hahr-ee-kahr-ee, har-ee-kar-ee]
  1. hara-kiri.
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Historical Examples of hari-kari

  • I say him, "No be 'fended," and proposee him hari-kari for--how you call--satisfaction.

    Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 17, July 23, 1870


  • The Hari-kari, or happy dispatch, is still more incomprehensible.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things

    Edmund Fillingham King

  • And it does no good to tell her that hari-kari is a Japanese or Chinese trick.

    Set in Silver

    Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson

  • Since that I arrivee here much peoples aska me about hari-kari.

British Dictionary definitions for hari-kari


  1. a non-Japanese variant of hara-kiri
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