Definitions

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  • adjective US kaput

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Examples

  • If something goes kerflooey, the surrounding countryside gets blanketed with radioactivity (think Chernobyl).

    Wired Top Stories

  • Right now the site is up and working, but I thought this was the case a few days ago and yesterday it went kerflooey.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Right now the site is up and working, but I thought this was the case a few days ago and yesterday it went kerflooey.

    People's Choice & SFFWorld status

  • Sometimes my sarcasm/irony-reader goes a little kerflooey, so forgive me for even contemplating for a nanosecond the idea that this may possibly maybe be real.

    This IS A Joke, Isn't It?

  • Sometimes my sarcasm/irony-reader goes a little kerflooey, so forgive me for even contemplating for a nanosecond the idea that this may possibly maybe be real.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • For those of you who are not into the stars, "mercury retrograde" happens a few times a year, and in those times there is a higher likelihood of accidents and malfunctions ... and well laid plans gone kerflooey, and what have you.

    wilberteets Diary Entry

  • And having an online backup or two of essential files is a humongous relief if your hard drive goes kerflooey - as so many drives will, sooner or later.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • And having an online backup or two of essential files is a humongous relief if your hard drive goes kerflooey - as so many drives will, sooner or later.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Sell 7.8 million cars, as Toyota did worldwide in 2009 - a horrible year for the industry - and there are billions of new parts with the potential to go kerflooey.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • In fact, I'm a little surprised he isn't looking to the again-open 3rd if he's going for an upgrade, where he would have a good chance at shoving aside the other less-known GOPers in the field, whereas he faces long odds against Murray unless things go completely kerflooey for the Democrats.

    Swing State Project

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  • Does anyone still say this?

    January 20, 2016

  • I haven't heard that. kablooey is common. I say splooey. Or "it asploded"

    January 20, 2016