[ kwahy-ken, kahy- ]

noun,plural kwai·ken.
  1. a kind of folding pocketknife.

  2. a curved dagger formerly used by Japanese women in ceremonial suicide.

Origin of kwaiken

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

Words Nearby kwaiken Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024