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A common misspelling and mispronounciation of the Japanese method of ritual suicide (seppuku) known as Hara-Kiri, meaning to cut or slice the stomach or abdomen.

It was part of the (Samurai) code of honour (Bushido) and practiced amongst the warrior class.
The disgraced commander was ordered to commit hara-kiri for his actions.

Poiter: I'm so depressed I could commit hari-kari.
Jimbo: Isn't that an Indian restaurant?
Poiter: Oh yeah, I meant Hara-kiri.
by Takly October 09, 2009

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