kablooey

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ka·bloo·ey

or ka·bloo·ie  (kə-blo͞o′ē)Slang
interj.
Used to indicate an explosion.
Idiom:
go kablooey
To explode.

[ka-, intensive pref. (probably from Scots ker-) + blooey, sound of an explosion (of imitative origin).]
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Giant stars are slightly off-kilter as they go kablooey, research in the Feb.
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The insurance industry will go kablooey. Ice shelves will melt, raising sea levels worldwide, creating tens of millions of displaced people.