gedaan, adjective

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Also gedan.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans (earlier South African Dutch), finished, exhausted.
1. Exhausted; ‘done for’. Cf. klaar adjective sense 3.
1841 B. Shaw Memorials 124My boy William, though an African born, was gedaan, (done) and lingered far behind.
1886 G.A. Farini Through Kalahari Desert 294Dirk was unsaddling Lady Anna. ‘She is gedan (done up),’ he remarked. ‘Two more giraffes like that and her bones will be picked up by the aas-vogels.’
1971 InformantShe should be operated on, but is, I gather, too old and gedaan.
2. obsolete. klaar adjective sense 1.
1915 D. Fairbridge Torch Bearer 39A short, stout, dark-haired man of about forty-five came into the room. ‘Gedaan, Mevrouw Neethling,’ Then he stood in an attitude of expectation.
Exhausted; ‘done for’.
klaaradjective1.
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