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n. pl. sna·fus
A chaotic or confused situation.
In a state of confusion or chaos.
tr.v. sna·fued, sna·fu·ing, sna·fus
To make confused or chaotic.
[s(ituation) n(ormal) a(ll) f(ucked) u(p).]
confusion or chaos regarded as the normal state
(postpositive) confused or muddled up, as usual
vb, -fus, -fuing or -fued
(tr) US and Canadian to throw into chaos
[C20: from s(ituation) n(ormal): a(ll) f(ucked or ouled) u(p)]
sna•fu(snæˈfu, ˈsnæf u)
n., pl. -fus, n.
1. a badly confused or ridiculously muddled situation.adj.
2. in disorder; chaotic.v.t.
3. to throw into disorder; muddle.
[1940–45, Amer.; s(ituation)n(ormal): a(ll)f(ucked)u(p); f(ouled)u(p)]
Past participle: snafued
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|Noun||1.||snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up|
blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake
acronym - a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
|Verb||1.||snafu - cause to be in a state of complete confusion|
|Adj.||1.||snafu - snarled or stalled in complete confusion; "situation normal--all fucked-up"|
1. Slang. A ruinous state of disorder:
1. Slang. To put into total disorder:
Idiom: play havoc with.