ker·​floo·​ey kər-ˈflü-ē How to pronounce kerflooey (audio)
: awry, kaput
go kerflooey

Word History


ker-, echoic prefix + flooey

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kerflooey was in 1918

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“Kerflooey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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