Another common metasyntactic variable; see foo. Hackers do *not* generally use this to mean FUBAR in either the slang or jargon sense.
According to a german correspondent, the term was coined during WW2 by allied troops who could not pronounce the german word “furchtbar” (horrible, terrible, awful).
[foo-chou; Chinese foo-joh] /ˈfuˈtʃaʊ; Chinese ˈfuˈdʒoʊ/ noun 1. Older Spelling. . 2. Also called Northern Min. a dialect of Chinese spoken in and around Foochow. /ˈfuːˈtʃaʊ/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Fuzhou
[food] /fud/ noun 1. any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc. 2. more or less solid nourishment, as distinguished from liquids. 3. a particular kind of solid nourishment: a breakfast food; dog food. 4. whatever supplies nourishment to organisms: plant food. […]
[foo-duh-haw-lik, -hol-ik] /ˌfu dəˈhɔ lɪk, -ˈhɒl ɪk/ noun 1. a person having an excessive, often uncontrollable craving for . noun A compulsive eater; glutton (1980s+) Related Terms -aholic
noun 1. the agency of the United Nations that institutes and administers programs, especially in underdeveloped countries, for improving farming methods and increasing food production. Abbreviation: FAO.