Military in origin, but often used in paramilitary organizations like cadets. Used to describe a situation that has gone horrendously wrong. Almost always involves a large group of people that are disorganized: where the leader has failed.
(Can often refer to a performance by a group of people; drill performance, play, skit that fails to entertain)
J: "OMG... that unit has the worst drill I've ever seen..."
K: "It's like a huge cluster fuck!"
by RedLead February 28, 2006
The Bush Administration
Yet another crisis arises because of the actions of that clusterfuck over at the White House.
by Doc!!! August 14, 2006
Also: Fuster Cluck
Term used to describe the state of affairs resulting from too many staffers and not enough TRAINED staffers on a project. This usually happens as a result of a rush or deadline which cannot be met, when managers or planners resort to simply adding warm bodies to the effort out of sheer desperation or incompetence. Also results from having a surplus of supervisors or other overhead-related personnel who cannot actually perform any useful work towards project goals, especially where the prescence or contributions of these people hinders work performed by others.
"Man, we were 8 days behind schedule on that project so my manager decided to send us all of his interns as well as show up himself. Turned it into a complete clusterfuck. There must have been 20 guys in one cube at once."
by Nathan March 05, 2005
A terrible situation, when things are totally out of control.
How is life going for you these days?

My wife left me, I get robbed, and my dog died... Things went from bad to worse to a big cluster-fuck.
by charleshasideas April 26, 2010
The only word / colloquialism left in the scope in the English language which can accurately describe the BP oil spill situation in the Gulf of Mexico.
A: Have you heard the latest on the oil spill? B: Yeah, what a clusterfuck that's turning out to be.
by Daggoth T. Rothri June 03, 2010
When a series of events collide to create a huge predicament.
"The rescue teams' helicopter crashed while trying to rescue the survivors, turning the once huge problem into a clusterfuck."
by Heraf May 01, 2003
Originally a military term, but increasingly used to describe a particularly fucked up, chaotic or disorganized workplace or office situation.
Example 1:

Mike: "Hey who ran all these network cables under my cubicle? Where am I supposed to put my feet?"

Ryan: "Dude, we're putting in the new computers, we need relocate you to a desk in the basement."

Mike: "Jesus, what a clusterfuck this place is!"

Example 2:

Denise: "Be glad you missed the sales meeting today, there weren't enough chairs in the conference room and half of us had to stand, then that idiot Laura knocked over her venti Starbucks coffee all over the table. It even got the phone wet and everyone on the dial-in line got disconnected. God, what a clusterfuck!"

Brianna: "Like oh my god, total!"
by SoCaliCali January 10, 2009
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