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fubar Syllabification: fu·bar
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞obär/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also foobar)

Definition of fubar in English:


Out of working order; seriously, perhaps irreparably, damaged: the clock in the hall is fubar
More example sentences
  • I will not let this mission go fubar because there are too many chiefs giving orders to my Indians.
  • No, dude, my email has been fubar for the last week and a half.
  • ‘The situation we're stuck in is completely fubar,’ he told her.


1940s: acronym from fucked up beyond all recognition (or repair).

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