Fiasco Definition

fē-ăskō
fiaschi, fiascoes, fiascos
noun
fiascos
A complete failure; esp., an ambitious project that ends as a ridiculous failure.
Webster's New World
A bottle; esp., a long-necked wine bottle with a rounded lower portion covered in woven straw.
Webster's New World
The definition of a fiasco is something that is an utter and complete disaster.
An example of fiasco is a party where no one shows up and the clown hired to entertain breaks his leg and sues.
YourDictionary

A ludicrous or humiliating situation. Some effort that went quite wrong.

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Other Word Forms of Fiasco

Noun

Singular:
fiasco
Plural:
fiascoes, fiascos

Origin of Fiasco

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • French 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 flask

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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