screwup

or screw-up

[ skroo-uhp ]
/ ˈskruˌʌp /

noun Slang.

a mistake or blunder: The package was delayed through an addressing screwup.
a habitual blunderer.

Nearby words

  1. screwed,
  2. screwed up,
  3. screwhead,
  4. screwpine,
  5. screwplate,
  6. screwworm,
  7. screwworm fly,
  8. screwy,
  9. scriabin,
  10. scribble

Origin of screwup

1955–60; Americanism; noun use of verb phrase screw up

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