Snafu definition

snă-fo͝o
A chaotic or confused situation.
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In characteristic disorder or confusion; mixed up as usual.
adjective
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A mix-up, mishap, mistake, etc.
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Referring to a normal situation gone awry, the term is generally attributed to U.S. military slang circa WWII. In contemporary usage, the spelled-out phrase is a bit more colorful and much less polite. See also FUBAR.
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In a state of confusion or chaos.
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The definition of snafu is a mix up or a confused situation.

An example of a snafu is a male stripper dressed as a policeman showing up to a party that was being broken up by the police.

noun
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To make confused or chaotic.
verb
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To throw into confusion.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
snafu
Plural:
snafus

Origin of snafu

  • s(ituation) n(ormal) a(ll) f(ucked) u(p)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition