kablooie

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ka-blooey, ka-blooie
  • kablooey
  • kerblooie, kerplooie

EtymologyEdit

ka-, an intensifier used with onomatopoeia, plus (probably) an imaginative rendition of an explosion or splash.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

kablooie (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) A failure, meltdown; or explosion; a splat or splash.
    The bottle of ketchup hit the floor and went kablooie all over everything.

Usage notesEdit

Most frequently used in the phrase to go kablooie or it went kablooie.

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 18:18