A situation that is totally fucked up, especially as a result of managerial incompetence.

Originally of military origin; a double play on the word "cluster," both evoking multiple fuckups, as used in the term "cluster bomb," and evoking the oak leaf or star "cluster" insignia of the REMF who did the fucking.
Military: "Fuck, I heard Wilkins bought it last night going into that 'headquarters building.' The fucker was shit empty except for the IED that blew him to hell. Took two other guys' legs off and shit. Whose goddamed idea was that whole clusterfuck, anyway?"

Civilian: "That Big Dig is a complete clusterfuck from end to end. Over budget, over due, and now under water."

Incorrect, but sounds like fun: "The three of us got together and clusterfucked all night."
by The Fucking Police September 18, 2006
Traditionally/originally of military origin.

Today, however, "clusterfuck" is commonly used to descriptively generalize any situation with a large scale of disarray.

possibly synonyms: mess, disaster
1. "Don't go full retard with the teargas at 6-7pm on a Sunday. When Mr and Mrs Cheung would be watching their poor little, Hugo on the news. It was a total Clusterfuck"
2. "Well, that concert was a clusterfuck."
3. "Did you see the clusterfuck of a traffic jam on Main St.?"
4. "That house party turned into a giant clusterfuck once those cops showed up!"
"Don't go full retard with the teargas at 6-7pm on a Sunday. When Mr and Mrs Cheung would be watching their poor little, Hugo on the news. It was a total Clusterfuck"
by Anonymous.hk October 03, 2014
When anything that can go wrong goes wrong. Imagine a tornado hits a sewage plant then travels and smacks the shit out of a fan emporium.
Holy shit! Getting from downtown was a total cluster fuck, there was sooo much traffic then a car flipped over, just to make matters worst two dudes started fighting in the middle of the street which soon turned to a mosh pit. Then some asshole ran into me and drug his car down the side of mine.
by The Keeper of Knowlegde June 05, 2014
A cluster of people that have their backs turned to someone/thing and are doomed by it
Hey look at that cluster fuck of people
by xIridescentx June 23, 2011
A moment when you don't know what is going on.
Josh and Chandler are driving down the high in the rain when all of a sudden they spin out and do a 720.

Chandler looks at Josh and says "That was a damn Clusterfuck. That is the only word to describe what just happened."
by Godfather2130 May 14, 2011
a large amount ; several
A Clusterfuck of knowlege
by echoxofxdusk March 10, 2011
Government. Also can be used to described management or any chaotic situation involving many people. AKA "clusters".
The United States Government is a clusterfuck.
by yourmomlovesmyjohnson09 December 14, 2010
A group of too many people (or objects) up each others asses, while acting ignorantly.
When you are driving on the highway and can't pass others because there are 4-8 ignorant cars all blocking the highway, creating a clusterfuck.
by Lay Eggs February 16, 2009

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