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foobar

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Phonetic spelling of “FUBAR”, which is either an acronym for “Fucked up beyond all recognition”, or derived from foo.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfuːˌbɑː(ɹ)/

NounEdit

foobar (uncountable)

  1. (slang) A serious mistake.
  2. (computing) A metasyntactic variable name, a place holder for words; compare foo, bar.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ foo”, The Jargon File