Definitions

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  • adj. Finished; gone; non-existent.
  • adj. Dead.
  • n. The end; enough,
  • v. To finish; to put an end to; to kill.
  • interj. There is no more.

Etymologies

World War I British and ANZAC army slang, probably a corruption of French “il n′y a plus” (“there is no more”). (Wiktionary)

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  • A term for crazy apparently borrowed and corrupted into English from the French phrase "il n'y en a plus", "there is no more". By extension, from "gone" to "dead".

    November 21, 2010