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snafu (n.)

1941, U.S. military slang, acronym for situation normal, all fucked up, "an expression conveying the common soldier's laconic acceptance of the disorder of war and the ineptitude of his superiors" ["Oxford English Dictionary"]. As an adjective from 1942. In public explanations the word typically was euphemised to fouled.

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Definitions of snafu from WordNet

snafu (adj.)
snarled or stalled in complete confusion;
Synonyms: fucked-up
From wordnet.princeton.edu