a sudden and violent collapse
A ludicrous or humiliating failure. Some effort that went quite wrong.
A wine bottle in a (usually straw) jacket.
Origin: From fiasco, from flasca, flascō "bottle, container", from flaska "bottle, flask" from flaskōn; see flask. "Failure" sense comes through (faire fiasco) from theatrical slang far fiasco (literally, "to make a bottle"), of unknown origin.
a complete or ridiculous failure, esp. of a musical performance, or of any pretentious undertaking
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fi-as′ko, n. a failure in a musical performance: a failure of any kind. [It. fiasco, bottle, perh. from L. vasculum, a little vessel, vas, a vessel.]
The numerical value of fiasco in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of fiasco in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Let us hope that this fiasco will end on good terms.
We had two-thirds of our road patrol tied up on this fiasco.
He understands that he made a mistake with the whole meat fiasco.
When democrats complain about not taking stands you go back to Ruth Bader Ginsberg who made it a principle of her nominating process that she would not in any way telegraph where she would stand on anything, ever since the Bork nomination and the fiasco of the attacks on him it’s understood your job up there is to dance, to express a fealty to the constitution. You will say you will be independent and that's it and he did that beautifully.
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- fiascoCatalan, Valencian
- fiasco, fracasoSpanish
- fiasko, klęskaPolish
- fiasco, fracassoPortuguese
- fijasko, фијаскоSerbo-Croatian
- fiasko, pannkakaSwedish
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