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Definition 1: an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up - [noun denoting act]

(snafu is a kind of ...) an embarrassing mistake

(snafu is used in the usage domain ...) a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced as one word

"`NATO' is an initialism for North Atlantic Treaty Organization" "the word `scuba' is an acronym for s(elf)-c(ontained) u(nderwater) b(reathing) a(pparatus)"

Definition 2: cause to be in a state of complete confusion - [verb of change]

(snafu is a kind of ...) make more complicated or confused through entanglements

Definition 3: snarled or stalled in complete confusion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where snafu or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • situation normal--all fucked-up

Synonyms for snafu in the sense of this definition

(snafu is similar to ...) lacking order or methodical arrangement or function

"a disorganized enterprise" "a thousand pages of muddy and disorganized prose" "she was too disorganized to be an agreeable roommate"

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