fubar

[foo-bahr]

adjective Slang.

not working; completely messed up; bungled; confused.

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British Dictionary definitions for fubar

fubar

foobar

adjective

slang irreparably damaged or bungled

Word Origin for fubar

C20: acronym for f (ucked) u (p) b (eyond) a (ll) r (epair)
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Word Origin and History for fubar
adj.

by 1944, acronym from fucked up beyond all recognition. Said to be military slang originally.

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