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snafu

sna·fu

snafu

pronunciation:
snae fu [or] snae fu
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) an unpredictable or badly confused situation or occurrence (acronym for "situation normal, all fouled up").
a typical bureaucratic snafu
similar words:
snarl
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: snafued, snafuing, snafus
definition: (informal) to cause to become confused or muddled; throw into chaos.
Our project was snafued by a computer error.