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Kaputnik is a conjunction of the word "kaput" (meaning "broken, damaged, destroyed") and "Sputnik" (Russian robotic spacecraft). Meaning is obvious: something which hasn't come up to expectations.
"Kaputnik!" exclaimed John watching his RC helicopter explode in the air.
by modrejpes August 27, 2009
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Eran is such a kaputnik.
by Ariadne June 08, 2004
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a thousandth of a dollar
100 kaputniks make a penny.
by foodlebug July 02, 2008
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