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kwaiken

[ kwahy-ken, kahy- ]
/ kwaɪˈkɛn, kaɪ- /
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noun, plural kwai·ken.
a kind of folding pocketknife.
a curved dagger formerly used by Japanese women in ceremonial suicide.
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Origin of kwaiken

First recorded in 2010–15; from Japanese k(w)aiken, from Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese huái “bosom” + jiàn “sword”

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