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fubar

/ˈfʊːbɑː/
adjective
1.
(slang) irreparably damaged or bungled
Word Origin
C20: acronym for f(ucked) u(p) b(eyond) a(ll) r(epair)
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foobar in Technology

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Another common metasyntactic variable; see foo. Hackers do *not* generally use this to mean FUBAR in either the slang or jargon sense.
According to a german correspondent, the term was coined during WW2 by allied troops who could not pronounce the german word "furchtbar" (horrible, terrible, awful).
[Jargon File]
(2003-07-03)

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