• Kaput


    Alternative forms


    From German kaputt, though more often rendered kaput in English; via Yiddish קאַפּוט (kaput, "lost, dead"). The same word has also been borrowed by many other languages, with approximately the same meaning.

    Full definition of kaput



    1. (slang) Out of order; not working; broken.My car is kaput.His career is kaput.Her marriage is kaput.
      • 1998, Saving Private RyanGerman propaganda loudspeaker: (...) The Statue of Liberty is KAPUT.
        Captain Miller: "The Statue of Liberty is kaput" – huh, that's disconcerting.
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