What does WOMBAT stand for?

Waste of money, brains, and talent

While the word wombat refers to a cute, Australian marsupial, the acronym WOMBAT refers to a "waste of money, brains, and talent." WOMBAT might be used to describe a project that is DOA or a person's dead-end job.

If you don't want your assessment of a job or project to be confused with a furry, four-legged creature, you can use one of the following less-emphatic acronyms in place of WOMBAT:


This push to reorganize the company is a complete WOMBAT

Wombats are not WOMBATs

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Updated April 21, 2021

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