What does fiasco mean?

Definitions for fiasco
fiˈæs koʊ or, esp. for 2 , -ˈɑ skoʊfi·as·co

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debacle, fiasconoun

    a sudden and violent collapse


  1. fiasconoun

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

  2. fiasconoun

    A wine bottle in a (usually straw) jacket.

  3. Etymology: 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.


  1. fiasco

    A fiasco is a complete and utter failure, often in a public or humiliating way, typically resulting from poor planning or execution. It involves a situation that is completely out of control and unsuccessful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fiasconoun

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

  2. Etymology: [It.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fiasco

    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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fiasco is ranked #111426 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Fiasco surname appeared 158 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Fiasco.

    96.8% or 153 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiasco in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiasco in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of fiasco in a Sentence

  1. Ben Friedman:

    There are two reasons Gitmo is so hard to close. One is the military justice system for the inmates has been a fiasco, which has ground on without resolving all the cases, second, there is a political refusal to accept that closure means releasing the unconvicted somewhere, repatriating others, and moving some inmates to U.S. prisons.

  2. Joel Kitchens:

    Really the presidential election will be the biggest challenge, and I think also if there is going to be a resurgence it's more likely to come in the fall, when you look at the stakes in the November election, where Wisconsin is likely to be one of the determining states for the presidency, we certainly can't afford to have it be a fiasco with people not getting ballots.

  3. Matthias Diem:

    It's no longer a question of whether, but when, in Gatwick, whoever was behind it, they only wanted to create chaos and economic damage, but if they had dropped something, it could have been a fiasco.

  4. Tom Cotton:

    This proposal is just another chapter in Biden’s rolling fiasco of an Afghanistan policy.

  5. Premier Mark McGowan:

    This ship needs to leave immediately, our position is clear, we are not going to have a Sydney Harbour fiasco on our watch.

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