Definition of snafu noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//snæˈfuː//
; NAmE NAmE//snæˈfuː//
[singular](North American English, informal)
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a situation in which nothing happens as planned It was another bureaucratic snafu. Word Origin 1940s: acronym from situation normal: all fouled (or fucked) up.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: snafu