Slang ruined, destroyed, defeated, etc.: the toaster is kaput
Origin of kaputGerman kaputt, lost, ruined, broken from French (faire) capot, to lose all tricks (as in piquet) from capster, to capsize
Incapacitated or destroyed.
Origin of kaputGerman kaputt from French capot not having won a single trick at piquet perhaps from French dialectal caper to look at on the sly, knit the brows from French cape cape ( as in sous cape on the sly, secretly (literally, under the cape) ) from Provençal capa from Late Latin cappa