FUBAR

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Originated as slang in the U.S. Army in World War II, presumably from earlier foo, possibly influenced by German furchtbar (terrible).[1] It is unclear if FUBAR or foobar was original form.[1]

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FUBAR

  1. (US, slang) Fucked up (or, bowdlerized, fouled up) beyond all recognition (or beyond all repair).
  2. (US, slang) Fucked up but all right (flawed but working nonetheless).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 foo”, The Jargon File