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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

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

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