[kah-poot, -poot, kuh-]
adjective Slang.
ruined; done for; demolished.
unable to operate or continue: The washing machine is suddenly kaput.
go kaput, to cease functioning; break down: The old car finally went kaput.

1890–95; < German: orig. trickless (in game of piquet) < French (être) capot (to be) without tricks, i.e., make zero score

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kaput (kæˈpʊt)
informal (postpositive) ruined, broken, or not functioning
[C20: from German kaputt done for, from French être capot to have made no tricks (literally: to be hoodwinked), from capot hooded cloak]

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Word Origin & History

1895, "finished, worn out, dead," from Ger. kaputt, probably a misunderstanding of the phrase capot machen, a partial translation of Fr. faire capot, a phrase meaning "lose all the tricks in piquet," an obsolete card game, from Fr. capot, lit. "cover, bonnet."
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Example sentences
And if your phone is kaput, you might receive a refurbished one instead of a new replacement.
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