Definition of bushido in English:


Line breaks: bu|shido
Pronunciation: /ˈbuːʃɪdəʊ
, bʊˈʃiːdəʊ


[mass noun]
The code of honour and morals developed by the Japanese samurai.
More example sentences
  • Hara kiri developed as an integral part of the code of bushido and the discipline of the samurai warrior class.
  • It's set in 1865, the year regarded as the last hurrah for bushido, the samurai code (Japan was on the verge of leaving its self-imposed isolation).
  • The notion that the samurai's bushido represents a moral or social principle to live by is more than dubious.


Japanese, from bushi 'samurai' + 'way'.

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