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kaput

[ kah-poot, -poot, kuh- ]
/ kɑˈpʊt, -ˈput, kə- /
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adjective Slang.
ruined; done for; demolished.
unable to operate or continue: The washing machine is suddenly kaput.
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Idioms about kaput

    go kaput, Slang. to cease functioning; break down: The old car finally went kaput.

Origin of kaput

First recorded in 1890–95; from German: originally, “trickless” (in game of piquet), from French (être) capot “(to be) without tricks,” i.e., make zero score
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British Dictionary definitions for kaput

kaput
/ (kæˈpʊt) /

adjective
(postpositive) informal ruined, broken, or not functioning

Word Origin for kaput

C20: from German kaputt done for, from French être capot to have made no tricks (literally: to be hoodwinked), from capot hooded cloak
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