verb (used with object), sna·fued, sna·fu·ing. Rare.
Origin of snafu
Examples from the Web for snafu
SNAFU—“situation normal: all f--ked up,” as soldiers used to say—was the default position for American policy.
So is this snafu an image problem, or is the real problem the reality behind the curtain—a curtain that needed to be pulled back?
And you know what snafu stands for: Situation Normal, All Fucked Up.
"We're not giving her a chance to snafu the works," Gotch said grimly.
Everything was in apple-pie order, except for the snafu in Arzachel, Crag thought bitterly.
British Dictionary definitions for snafu
verb -fus, -fuing or -fued
Word Origin for snafu
Word Origin and History for snafu
1941, U.S. military slang, acronym for situation normal, all fucked up, "an expression conveying the common soldier's laconic acceptance of the disorder of war and the ineptitude of his superiors" ["Oxford English Dictionary"]. As an adjective from 1942. In public explanations the word typically was euphemised to fouled.