- not working; completely messed up; bungled; confused.
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Examples from the Web for fubar
Afghanistan, he says, is “FUBAR”: f----- up beyond any repair.Afghan Team Splinters
Louise Roug Bokkenheuser
June 27, 2010
- slang irreparably damaged or bungled
C20: acronym for f (ucked) u (p) b (eyond) a (ll) r (epair)
Word Origin and History for fubar
by 1944, acronym from fucked up beyond all recognition. Said to be military slang originally.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper