Definition of "snafu" [snafu]

  • A chaotic or confused situation. (noun)
  • In a state of confusion or chaos. (adjective)
  • To make confused or chaotic. (verb-transitive)

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Use "snafu" in a sentence
  • "I think the online idea snafu is a big slap in the face for IPL."
  • "The mailings did go to the correct homes and won't be resent despite the name snafu, said Graig Lubsen, the BMV's deputy communications director."
  • "This latest snafu is the result of a little-noticed change to the gift-card rules of the Credit CARD Act of 2009."