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English definition of “snafu”

snafu

noun [C] uk   /snæˈfuː/ US informal us  
a situation in which nothing has happened as planned: The company isn't wholly to blame for the snafu. A single snafu (= serious mistake) by an airline can leave a lasting impression on travelers.
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