noun clus·ter·fuck \ˈklə-stər-ˌfək\

Definition of clusterfuck



vulgar slang

  1. :  a complex and utterly disordered and mismanaged situation :  a muddled mess Zap is funny. Zap has the hots for your mother, who, even if she weren't too wrapped up in the tragic clusterfuck of her own life to notice, would probably be out of his league anyway. — Jonathan Tropper, Everything Changes, 2005 As Luke tuned up, I watched as tourists snapped photos, panhandlers hassled the tourists, and junkies and drunks mixed it up like trained bears in a Russian circus during an earthquake. I realized that soon mine would be the loudest voice in this clusterfuck and that all these people would be staring at me. — Robert Wilder, Tales from the Teachers' Lounge, 2007

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Origin and Etymology of clusterfuck

earlier, “simultaneous copulation between multiple partners, orgy,” from 1cluster + 2fuck

First Known Use: 1969

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a trip made at another's expense

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