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cock–up

noun \ˈkäk-ˌəp\

: a situation that is complicated, unpleasant, or difficult to deal with because of someone's mistake

Full Definition of COCK-UP

British
:  mess 3b
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First Known Use of COCK-UP

circa 1948

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