What does SNAFU mean?

Definitions for SNAFUsnæˈfu, ˈsnæf u

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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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SNAFU in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SNAFU in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    The president continues to be confident that we will navigate this particular procedural snafu and move this across the finish line.

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