Adding to our list of odd, colloquial words, today we have “kaput.”
When I looked this one up, I wasn’t even sure how to spell it,
much less its etymology. Enjoy!
–adjective Slang .
1. ruined; done for; demolished.
2. unable to operate or continue: The washing machine is suddenly kaput.
3. go kaput, to cease functioning; break down: The old car finally went kaput.