adjective Slang.

not working; completely messed up; bungled; confused.

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Examples from the Web for fubar

Contemporary Examples of fubar

  • Afghanistan, he says, is “FUBAR”: f----- up beyond any repair.

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    Afghan Team Splinters

    Louise Roug Bokkenheuser

    June 27, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for fubar




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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