fiasco


1fi·as·co

noun \fē-ˈas-(ˌ)kō also -ˈäs-\
plural fi·as·coes

Definition of FIASCO

:  a complete failure

Origin of FIASCO

French, from Italian, from fare fiasco, literally, to make a bottle
First Known Use: circa 1854

2fi·as·co

noun \fē-ˈäs-(ˌ)kō, -ˈas-\
plural fi·as·coes also fi·as·chi \-(ˌ)kē\

Definition of FIASCO

:  bottle, flask; especially :  a bulbous long-necked straw-covered bottle for wine

Origin of FIASCO

Italian, from Late Latin flasco bottle — more at flask
First Known Use: 1887

Other Household Terms

cruet, curiosity, duvet, sham, taper, valance, whatnot

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