kaput

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Adjective[edit]

kaput (not comparable)

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

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian cappotto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kǎpuːt/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧put

Noun[edit]

kàpūt m (Cyrillic spelling капут)

  1. coat

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