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snafu

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noun sna·fu \sna-ˈfü, ˈsna-ˌfü\

Definition of snafu

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

Origin and Etymology of snafu

situation normal all fucked up (fouled up)


First Known Use: circa 1941


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snafu

adjective sna·fu

Definition of snafu

  1. :  snarled or stalled in confusion :  awry

1942

First Known Use of snafu

1942


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snafu

transitive verb sna·fu

Definition of snafu

  1. :  to bring into a state of confusion

1943

First Known Use of snafu

1943


SNAFU Defined for English Language Learners

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snafu

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noun sna·fu \sna-ˈfü, ˈsna-ˌfü\

Definition of snafu for English Language Learners

  • : a problem that makes a situation difficult or confusing


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