fiasco

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian fiasco (bottle, flask), from Late Latin flasca, flascō "bottle, container", from Frankish flaska "bottle, flask" from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ (bottle); see flask. "Failure" sense comes through French (faire fiasco) from Italian theatrical slang far fiasco (literally, "to make a bottle"), of unknown origin.

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Noun[edit]

A fiasco of Chianti

fiasco (plural fiascos or fiascoes)

  1. A ludicrous or humiliating situation. Some effort that went quite wrong.
  2. A wine bottle in a (usually straw) jacket.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (ludicrous or humiliating situation): debacle

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See also[edit]

  • fiasci (hypercorrect plural)
  • fiaschi (Italianate plural; often considered pedantic)

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fiasco m (plural fiascos)

  1. fiasco (situation)

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

fiasco m (plural fiascos)

  1. fiasco (situation)
  2. fiasco (bottle)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin flasco, flasca (bottle, container), from Old Frankish *flaska (bottle, flask), from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ (bottle), from Proto-Germanic *flehtaną (to plait), from Proto-Indo-European *plek- (to weave, braid). Akin to Old High German flasca (flask), Old English flasce, flaxe (bottle). More at flask.

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Noun[edit]

fiasco m (plural fiaschi)

  1. flask
  2. fiasco
  3. flagon
  4. debacle, failure

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

fiasco m (plural fiascos)

  1. fiasco (ludicrous or humiliating situation)

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