Military slang from WWII, fubar is an acronym for "fucked up beyond all recognition".
"the house was completely fubar."
by Lee Shapiro January 30, 2006
Fucked Up beyond All Recognition. Generally used in the context of a situation/operation/mission that is messed up so bad it is beyond salvaging. FUBAR comes after ATFU. Also generally used when describing something that is akin to a Monkey Shit Fight.
When I started working for this company, I just figured their M.O. was SNAFU, however, after a few months, I realized they were just ATFU, now given their current state, they are FUBAR.
by JSP123 October 12, 2008
Mititary + now general usage for fucking up big time!
Fucked up beyond all recognition! - F.U.B.A.R (FUBAR)
Thought of this cos done a couple in the last 24hrs :-( I'm on 5.41, but a classic example of defining the word starts around 6.20. The pilot describes one major fuck-up........FUBAR!!
Was the first time i'd heard it, but understand it comes from the German word 'Furchtbar'
by Mag7g July 29, 2011
situation: crew of 8 is being told about an airplane crash. Some dumbass had the great idea of welding a couple steel plates to the bottom of the plane to protect the general from ground fire. unfortunately the dumbass didnt tell the officer in command untill they were airborn. they crashed and 31 died.
Fish: FUBAR
Caparzo: FUBAR
Mike: FUBAR
Jackson: Ya'll got that right. (nods head)
Uppham: I couldn't find FUBAR in the German dictionary, can you just tell me what it means?
by Oliver Quidgeums May 18, 2006