Meaning: severely damaged
- My car is knackered. I was driving home last night when it coughed and spluttered and started smoking, and then it groaned and died.
- My printer was fine yesterday, but when I turned it on this morning, nothing happened. I think it's knackered.
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If something is totally knackered, you should probably
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Contributor: Matt Errey