Definition of kaput in English:

kaput

Syllabification: ka·put
Pronunciation: /kəˈpo͝ot, kä-
 
/

adjective

[predic.] informal
Broken and useless; no longer working or effective.
More example sentences
  • Now, he told me, the ‘big way’ of thinking is finished, kaput.
  • I was just about done, finished, kaput, when I saw the sign up ahead.
  • Well, my conspiracy was pretty much dead, kaput, nada.
Synonyms
broken, malfunctioning, broken-down, inoperative; defunct, dead
informal conked out, on the fritz, done for

Origin

late 19th century: from German kaputt, from French (être) capot '(be) without tricks in a card game'.

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