adjective \kə-ˈpt, kä-, -ˈpüt\

: no longer working

: no longer able to continue : completely ruined or defeated

Full Definition of KAPUT

:  utterly finished, defeated, or destroyed
:  unable to function
:  hopelessly outmoded

Variants of KAPUT

ka·put also ka·putt \kə-ˈpt, kä-, -ˈpüt\

Examples of KAPUT

  1. <once the Germans were forced to retreat from Stalingrad, the Nazi cause was kaput>
  2. <hard-line Soviet-style Communism became kaput in Russia>

Origin of KAPUT

German kaputt, from French capot not having made a trick at piquet
First Known Use: 1895


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