Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Short for f***ed up beyond all repair, FUBAR is slang that describes a situation as impossibly dysfunctional or hopeless. It originated in wartime when soldiers frequently described their situation using the term. Today, it is also sometimes used in chat rooms and text messages to describe something unorganized or damaged, with no hope for repair.


FUBAR is also short for fouled up beyond all repair or fouled up beyond all recognition. With hardware or software, it may also be spelled as "foobar" or "foo.bar" when saved as a file.

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