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fubar

[ foo-bahr ]
/ ˈfuˌbɑr /
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adjective Slang.
not working; completely messed up; bungled; confused.
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Origin of fubar

First recorded in 1940–45; f(ucked) or f(ouled) u(p) b(eyond) a(ll) r(ecognition); originally U.S. military slang
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British Dictionary definitions for fubar

fubar

foobar

/ (ˈfʊːbɑː) /

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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