kaput
also kaputt adjective Etymology: German kaputt, from French capot not having made a trick at piquet Date: 1895 1. utterly finished, defeated, or destroyed 2. unable to function ; useless <
my battery went kaput — Henry James Jr.
>
3. hopelessly outmoded

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • kaput — kàpūt m <G kapúta> DEFINICIJA odjevni predmet, nosi se preko druge odjeće (npr. preko odijela) za zaštitu od hladnoće [kratki kaput; dugi kaput; zimski kaput] ETIMOLOGIJA tal. cappotto …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • kaput — 1895, finished, worn out, dead, from Ger. kaputt, probably a misunderstanding of the phrase capot machen, a partial translation of Fr. faire capot, lit. to make a bonnet, a phrase said in some etymological sources to mean lose all the tricks in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • kaput — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}wykrz., pot. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} okrzyk oznaczający przegraną, koniec, klęskę : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}No i kaput. Wszystko przepadło. Kaput! Już po telewizorze, zepsuty. <niem.> {{/stl 10}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • kaput — [kə poot′, kəpo͞ot′] adj. [Ger kaputt, lost, ruined, broken < Fr (faire) capot, to lose all tricks (as in piquet) < capster, to capsize] Slang ruined, destroyed, defeated, etc. [the toaster is kaput] …   English World dictionary

  • Kaput — Kaput, S. Caput …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • kaput — ● kaput adjectif invariable (allemand kaputt, abîmé) Familier Qui est cassé, hors d usage. Qui est épuisé, mort, hors de combat …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kàpūt — m 〈G kapúta〉 dio odjeće, nosi se preko druge odjeće (npr. preko odijela) za zaštitu od hladnoće [kratki ∼; dugi ∼; zimski ∼] ✧ {{001f}}tal …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • kaput — kapȕt prid. DEFINICIJA reg. 1. koji je iscrpljen, na izmaku snaga 2. koji se pokvario (ob. o spravama) ETIMOLOGIJA njem. kaputt ≃ fr. capot …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • kaput — [adj] ruined, wrecked all washed up*, belly up*, burned out, cooked*, dead*, destroyed, done for, down and out, down for the count*, down the drain*, down the tubes*, finished, floored, had it, nonfunctioning, on the skids*, out of business, out… …   New thesaurus

  • kaput — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ broken and useless. ORIGIN German kaputt, from French être capot be without tricks in a card game …   English terms dictionary

  • kaput — /kah poot , pooht , keuh /, adj. Slang. 1. ruined; done for; demolished. 2. unable to operate or continue: The washing machine is suddenly kaput. 3. go kaput, to cease functioning; break down: The old car finally went kaput. [1890 95; < G: orig.… …   Universalium

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