kerflooey
adjective Etymology: ker-, echoic prefix + flooey Date: 1918 awry, kaput <
go kerflooey
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  • kerflooey — /keuhr flooh ee/, adv. go kerflooey Informal. to cease functioning, esp. suddenly and completely; fall apart; fail: As soon as the storm hit, every light in town went kerflooey. [see KER , FLOOEY] * * * …   Universalium

  • kerflooey — /keuhr flooh ee/, adv. go kerflooey Informal. to cease functioning, esp. suddenly and completely; fall apart; fail: As soon as the storm hit, every light in town went kerflooey. [see KER , FLOOEY] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • break down — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To analyze] Syn. examine, investigate, dissect; see analyze 1 . 2. [To overcome] Syn. surmount, overwhelm, conquer; see defeat 1 , 2 . 3. [To malfunction] Syn. fail, stop, malfunction, go out of order, falter, misfire, give… …   English dictionary for students

  • ker- — ☆ ker [kər ] [echoic] prefix forming words suggesting a thump, thud, explosion, etc.: used as a humorous intensifier [kerplunk, kerflooey] …   English World dictionary

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