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  • (Ireland) IPA(key): /ˈbæn.dʒækst/
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  1. simple past tense and past participle of banjax


banjaxed (comparative more banjaxed, superlative most banjaxed)

  1. (Britain and Ireland, slang) Broken, ruined, shattered; confounded.
    • 1939, Flann O'Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds:
      Here is his black heart sitting there as large as life in the middle of the pulp of his banjaxed corpse.
    • 2001, Edna O'Brien, Night:
      Then it got banjaxed, at a supper party to which he brought me.
    • 2011, Will Self, "The frowniest spot on Earth", London Review of Books, XXXIII.9:
      Lindsay again waxes approving over Ballard’s hymn to the banjaxed landscape of the Heathrow environs, with its choked arterial roads, light industrial units and warehousing entrepots.
  2. (Britain and Ireland, slang) Tired, sleepy, cream crackered.
    I'm completely banjaxed!