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1snafu

noun sna·fu \sna-ˈfü, ˈsna-ˌfü\

: a problem that makes a situation difficult or confusing

Full Definition of SNAFU

:  a situation marked by errors or confusion :  muddle; also :  an error causing such a situation <a scheduling snafu>

Origin of SNAFU

situation normal all fucked up (fouled up)
First Known Use: circa 1941

2snafu

adjective

Definition of SNAFU

:  snarled or stalled in confusion :  awry

First Known Use of SNAFU

1942

3snafu

transitive verb

Definition of SNAFU

:  to bring into a state of confusion

First Known Use of SNAFU

1943

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