Definitions for SNAFUsnæˈfu, ˈsnæf u

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sna•fusnæˈfu, ˈsnæf u(n.)(pl.)-fus

  1. (n.)a badly confused or ridiculously muddled situation.

  2. (adj.)in disorder; chaotic.

  3. (v.t.)to throw into disorder; muddle.

Origin of snafu:

1940–45,Amer.; s(ituation)n(ormal): a(ll)f(ucked)u(p); f(ouled)u(p)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snafu(adj)

    an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up

  2. fucked-up, snafu(verb)

    snarled or stalled in complete confusion

    "situation normal--all fucked-up"

  3. snafu(verb)

    cause to be in a state of complete confusion


  1. SNAFU(Noun)

    A ridiculously chaotic situation.

  2. SNAFU(Noun)

    A major glitch or breakdown.

  3. Origin: The term was born during WWII as an acronym of the initials of the words , which summed up the chaos and confusion of the war from an individual soldier’s point of view.

Anagrams of SNAFU

  1. fauns

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