Broken and useless; no longer working or effective: the water pump’s broken, kaput
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.
late 19th century: from German kaputt, from French (être) capot '(be) without tricks in a card game'; compare with capot.