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blooey

[bloo-ee] /ˈblu i/
adjective, Slang.
1.
out of order; faulty.
2.
go blooey, to go totally out of commission; break down completely:
If the generator fails, the whole system will go blooey.
Also, blooie.
Origin
origin uncertain
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Word Origin and History for go blooey

blooey

n.

"ruin, smash," 1915, U.S. slang, probably imitative.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for go blooey

go blooey

verb phrase

(Variations: flooey or kablooey or kerflooey or kerflooie or kerfooey may replace blooey) To end abruptly in failure or disaster; break down; collapse; Go Down the Tube: Will I make it without the air conditioner in the car going kablooey/ Then, of course, the whole thing all goes flooey

[1920+; echoic imitation of an explosion]


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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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