Definitions for fiascofiˈæs koʊ or, esp. for 2 , -ˈɑ skoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fi•as•cofiˈæs koʊ or, esp. for 2 , -ˈɑ skoʊ(n.)(pl.)-cos, -coes.

  1. a complete and ignominious failure.

  2. a round-bottomed wine bottle, esp. one having a basketlike covering.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of fiasco:

1850–55; < It: lit., bottle < Gmc see flask

Princeton's WordNet

  1. debacle, fiasco(noun)

    a sudden and violent collapse

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fiasco(noun)ˈæs koʊ or, esp. for 2, -ˈɑ skoʊ

    a complete failure

    reports that the military mission was a fiasco


  1. fiasco(Noun)

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

  2. fiasco(Noun)

    A wine bottle in a (usually straw) jacket.

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fiasco(noun)

    a complete or ridiculous failure, esp. of a musical performance, or of any pretentious undertaking

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a complete failure

The party was a fiasco.

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