foobar

World English Dictionary
fubar or foobar (ˈfʊːbɑː)
 
adj
slang irreparably damaged or bungled
 
[C20: acronym for f(ucked) u(p) b(eyond) a(ll) r(epair)]
 
foobar or foobar
 
adj
 
[C20: acronym for f(ucked) u(p) b(eyond) a(ll) r(epair)]

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foobar

n. [very common] Another widely used metasyntactic variable; see foo for etymology. Probably originally propagated through DECsystem manuals by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1960s and early 1970s; confirmed sightings there go back to 1972. Hackers do _not_ generally use this to mean FUBAR in either the slang or jargon sense. See also Fred Foobar. In RFC1639, "FOOBAR" was made an abbreviation for "FTP Operation Over Big Address Records", but this was an obvious backronym.
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foobar definition

jargon
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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