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fiasco

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noun fi·as·co \fē-ˈa-(ˌ)skō also -ˈä-\

Definition of fiasco

plural

fiascoes

  1. :  a complete failure The critic called the film a fiasco. … the total fiasco that was his personal life … — Margaret Atwood

Origin and Etymology of fiasco

French, from Italian, from fare fiasco, literally, to make a bottle


First Known Use: circa 1854


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fiasco

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noun fi·as·co \fē-ˈä-(ˌ)skō, -ˈa-\

Definition of fiasco

plural

fiascoes

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fiaschi

play \fē-ˈä-(ˌ)skē, -ˈa-\
  1. :  bottle, flask; especially :  a bulbous long-necked straw-covered bottle for wine

Origin and Etymology of fiasco

Italian, from Late Latin flasco bottle — more at flask


First Known Use: 1887

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FIASCO Defined for Kids

fiasco

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noun fi·as·co \fē-ˈa-skō\

Definition of fiasco for Students

plural

fiascoes

  1. :  a complete failure The party was a fiasco.



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