[ foo-bahr ]
/ ˈfuˌbɑr /
not working; completely messed up; bungled; confused.
What Is Whisky Tango Foxtrot And Other Army LingoGiven the size and manpower of the US Army, it's no surprise that its lingo has gradually invaded everyday conversation. Not many of us keep a Purple Heart framed on our desk, though (i.e., we have no idea what these words and phrases mean even though we hear them all the time).
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British Dictionary definitions for fubar
/ (ˈfʊːbɑː) /
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
by 1944, acronym from fucked up beyond all recognition. Said to be military slang originally.
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