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Fouled Up Beyond All Repair (FUBAR)

Last updated: February 2, 2017

What Does Fouled Up Beyond All Repair (FUBAR) Mean?

Fouled up beyond all repair (FUBAR) is a slang term that originated and was popularized during World War II by American soldiers. The term means that a situation or object is so messed up that it is beyond being salvageable. There are also other, more obscene, variations of the term.


Techopedia Explains Fouled Up Beyond All Repair (FUBAR)

The origins of this word is are unclear but some say that it was influenced by the German word "furchtbar," which means "terrible." It is also used as an expression for extreme desperation or helplessness.


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