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fi·as·co

 (fē-ăs′kō)
n. pl. fi·as·coes or fi·as·cos
A complete failure.

[French, from Italian fare fiasco, to make a bottle, fail, from fiasco, bottle (perhaps translation of French bouteille, bottle, error, used by the French for linguistic errors committed by Italian actors on the 18th-century French stage), from Late Latin flascō; see flask.]
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fiasco

(fɪˈæskəʊ)
n, pl -cos or -coes
a complete failure, esp one that is ignominious or humiliating
[C19: from Italian, literally: flask; sense development obscure]
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fi•as•co

(fiˈæs 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.
[1850–55; < Italian: literally, bottle < Germanic see flask]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fiasco - a sudden and violent collapse
collapse - a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in; "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"
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fiasco

noun flop, failure, disaster, ruin, mess (informal), catastrophe, rout, debacle, cock-up (Brit. slang), balls-up (taboo slang), fuck-up (offensive taboo slang), washout (informal) The party was a bit of a fiasco.
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fiasco

noun
One that fails completely:
Informal: dud, flop, lemon.
Slang: bomb.
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Translations
فَشَل تام، إخْفاق
фиаско
fiasko
fiasko
fiasko
fijasko
fiaskó
algjörlega misheppnaîur
fiaskovisiškas nepasisekimas
fiasko, pilnīga neveiksme
fiasko
fiasko
fijasko
фиаско

fiasco

[fɪˈæskəʊ] N (fiascos, fiascoes (pl)) → fiasco m, desastre m
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fiasco

[fiˈæskəʊ] nfiasco m
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fiasco

n pl <-s, (US also) -es> → Fiasko nt
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fiasco

[fɪˈæskəʊ] nfiasco
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fiasco

(fiˈӕskəu) plural fiˈascos noun
a complete failure. The party was a fiasco.
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References in classic literature ?
But it is always a terrible fiasco , and after one or two feeble flounders he crawls out again, limp and pitiable.
The attack was a fiasco, the fighting was all over in ten minutes.
Beyond this there was nothing in the manner of their leaving to suggest a FIASCO, or that they were not going together to visit friends.
The whole thing was a fiasco. The last act was played to almost empty benches.
I had spoken in a loud voice that there might be no question that our would-be terrorizers should hear me, for I was tiring of this nerve-racking fiasco. It had occurred to me, too, that the whole business was but a plan to frighten us back into the valley of death from which we had escaped, that we might be quickly disposed of by the savage creatures there.
"I have fallen from a height, and my fiasco has made no noise.