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kaput

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Pronunciation: /kəˈpʊt
 
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Definition of kaput in English:

adjective

[predicative] informal
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.

Origin

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

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