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ka·putalso ka·putt (kä-po͝ot′, -po͞ot′, kə-)
Incapacitated or destroyed.
[German kaputt, from French capot, not having won a single trick at piquet, perhaps from French dialectal caper, to look at on the sly, knit the brows, from French cape, cape (as in sous cape, on the sly, secretly (literally, under the cape)), from Provençal capa, from Late Latin cappa.]
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(postpositive) informal ruined, broken, or not functioning
[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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ka•put(kɑˈpʊt, -ˈput, kə-)
1. ruined; done for; demolished.
2. unable to operate or continue; broken: The TV went kaput.
[1890–95; < German: orig. trickless (in game of piquet) < French (être) capot (to be) without tricks, i.e., make zero score]
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A German word meaning done for, used to mean broken, destroyed, or out of order.
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|Adj.||1.||kaput - destroyed or killed; "we are gone geese"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"
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adjective (Informal) broken, finished, dead, destroyed, ruined, wrecked, undone, extinct, defunct, dead in the water (informal) His film career was kaput.
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kaput[kəˈpʊt] adj → kapout inv, HS inv(= hors service)
to be kaput → être kapout, être HS
The washing machine seems to be kaput → La machine à laver a l'air kapout or HS.
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adj (inf) → kaputt (inf)
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kaput[kəˈput] adj (fam) → kaputt inv
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