kerflooey

adjective
ker·​floo·​ey | \ kər-ˈflü-ē How to pronounce kerflooey (audio) \

Definition of kerflooey

: awry, kaput go kerflooey

First Known Use of kerflooey

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kerflooey

ker-, echoic prefix + flooey

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“Kerflooey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kerflooey. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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