fuckup


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fuck·up

 (fŭk′ŭp′)
n. Vulgar Slang
1. One who acts carelessly or foolishly; a bungler.
2. A blunder; a bungle.

fuck•up

(ˈfʌkˌʌp)

n. Slang (vulgar).
1. a person who bungles or botches, esp. a habitual bungler.
2. a bungle or botch.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuckup - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetencefuckup - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
incompetent, incompetent person - someone who is not competent to take effective action
2.fuckup - an embarrassing mistakefuckup - an embarrassing mistake    
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
fumble, muff - (sports) dropping the ball
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism, gaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless act
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
misstep, trip-up, stumble, trip - an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
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Before getting his butt kicked in a back alley by a mysterious stranger, Davis sings the song of a man condemned--if only in his miserable mind--to be hanged; we assume Davis must be a victim before we realize, over the next 100 minutes, he's a fuckup.
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