from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.


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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  • badumpsh

    January 15, 2016

  • With your lawyer present.

    January 15, 2016

  • How do you say "I hit/kill him"?

    January 14, 2016

  • Reminds me of the distinction in Pidgin between:
    I killim yu - I hit you
    I killim yu ded - I kill you

    January 12, 2016

  • cf. napoo finny (il n'y en a plus - finis)

    January 12, 2016

  • My allergies make much taboo -
    No peanut nor even cashew.
    My diet from hell
    Bans fish in a shell
    And gluten of course is napoo.

    January 11, 2016

  • 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