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or blooie

[bloo-ee] /ˈblu i/
adjective, Slang.
out of order; faulty.
go blooey, to go totally out of commission; break down completely:
If the generator fails, the whole system will go blooey.
Origin of blooey
origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mother says, if you eat meat, your blood-pressure goes all blooey.

    Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse
  • He was just blooey, and saved himself from being pitiful by shrinking back into a shell of chalky-faced self-sufficiency.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • I'm tired of being fed with a medicine spoon, and only let me get a sight o' Leyden at the end of my six-gun, and blooey!

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • We p. 9 could exchange ideas up to a certain point, and then—blooey!

    A Martian Odyssey Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • We were heading for a school dance at Cincinnati and she was boiling along like she was in orbit when blooey she just quit.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
Contemporary definitions for blooey
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Word Origin and History for blooey

"ruin, smash," 1915, U.S. slang, probably imitative.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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