Adjective "kaput" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Broken and useless; no longer working or effective.
  1. 'But that's ok as I had to drop my computer off to be fixed, the internal modem is kaput, and I'll be without it during my busiest time since being here.'
  2. 'This time the bad news is that our dishwasher is kaput.'
  3. 'If, on the other hand, the developer's trade association challenges the regulation in the D.C. Circuit, and wins, the regulation is kaput nationwide.'
  4. 'Somewhere on the expressway the engine went kaput.'
  5. 'She also loves the air circulated by the fan and within a minute of the fan being switched off, either by the maid to clean the room or if the electricity goes kaput, she puckers her mouth and begins to cry!'
  6. 'It's probably just coincidence that it went kaput shortly after being plugged into a PC for the first time, which I don't think it was too happy about.'
  7. 'The air conditioning's kaput and it's like a furnace.'
  8. 'Your two front tyres are kaput, they'll need replacing.'
  9. 'Well, my conspiracy was pretty much dead, kaput, nada.'
  10. 'He had just interviewed the Prime Minister and had come away from Number 10 Downing Street convinced that the Labour leader was just about kaput politically.'


1. ruined; done for; demolished.

2. unable to operate or continue: The washing machine is suddenly kaput. Idioms

3. go kaput, to cease functioning; break down: The old car finally went kaput.

More examples(as adjective)

"rovers can be kaput."

"rallies can be kaput."

"blasts can be kaput."


Late 19th century: from German kaputt, from French (être) capot ‘(be) without tricks in a card game’; compare with capot.