Kaput (adjective)

Completely ruined or defeated; no longer functioning or effective.


The word kaput is believed to be derived from the german word "kaputt" which means "broken" or "ruined" and it is thought to have been first used in english in the early 20th century. it"s also used in some other languages as slang to mean "defeated" or "finished".


  1. The engine was kaput and would need to be replaced.
  2. The plan was kaput after the first hurdle, so we had to come up with a new one.
  3. The computer was kaput, there was no way to fix it.
  4. The team was kaput after losing their star player to injury.
  5. The company was kaput after the CEO was caught in a scandal.
Some random words: prosaic, cudgel, old-time