An example of fiasco is a party where no one shows up and the clown hired to entertain breaks his leg and sues.
nounpl. -·coes or -·cos
Origin of fiascoFrench from Italian (far) fiasco, to fail (lit., to make a bottle: reference, refer uncertain ) from fiasco, bottle: see fiasco)
nounpl. -·coes or -·chi
Origin of fiascoItalian from Germanic an unverified form flasko, flask
nounpl. fi·as·coes, or fi·as·cos
Origin of fiascoFrench from Italian fare fiasco to make a bottle, fail from fiasco bottle ( perhaps translation of French bouteille bottle, error, used by the French for linguistic errors committed by Italian actors on the 18th-century French stage ) from Late Latin flascō ; see flask .
(plural fiascos or fiascoes)
From Italian fiasco (“bottle, flask”), from Late Latin flasca, flascō "bottle, container", from Frankish flaska "bottle, flask" from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ (“bottle”); see flask. "Failure" sense comes through French (faire fiasco) from Italian theatrical slang far fiasco (literally, "to make a bottle"), of unknown origin.