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SNAFU

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does snafu mean? 

SNAFU (noun)
  The noun SNAFU has 1 sense:

1. an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up

  Familiarity information: SNAFU used as a noun is very rare.


SNAFU (adjective)
  The adjective SNAFU has 1 sense:

1. snarled or stalled in complete confusion

  Familiarity information: SNAFU used as an adjective is very rare.


SNAFU (verb)
  The verb SNAFU has 1 sense:

1. cause to be in a state of complete confusion

  Familiarity information: SNAFU used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SNAFU (noun)


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Meaning:

An acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("snafu" is a kind of...):

bloomer; blooper; blunder; boner; boo-boo; botch; bungle; flub; foul-up; fuckup; pratfall (an embarrassing mistake)


SNAFU (adjective)


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Meaning:

Snarled or stalled in complete confusion

Synonyms:

fucked-up; snafu

Context example:

situation normal--all fucked-up

Similar:

disorganised; disorganized (lacking order or methodical arrangement or function)


SNAFU (verb)


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Meaning:

Cause to be in a state of complete confusion

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "snafu" is one way to...):

embrangle; snarl; snarl up (make more complicated or confused through entanglements)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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