An unidentified flying object, originally one of a kind reported by US pilots during the Second World War, usually described as a bright light or ball of fire.
More example sentences
- The above is a typical example of an encounter with a ‘foo fighter.’
- Some RCAF buddies talk about the foo fighters they saw over Europe in the last real war.
1940s: from ‘Where there's foo there's fire’, a nonsense catchphrase from the US Smoky Stover cartoon strip.
Definition of foo fighter in:
- The US English dictionary