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Borrowed 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.
1. IPA(key): /fɪˈæs.kəʊ/
fiasco (plural fiascos or fiascoes) 1. A sudden or unexpected failure. 2. A ludicrous or humiliating situation. Some effort that went quite wrong. 2.1. Synonym: debacle 3. A wine bottle in a (usually straw) jacket.
1. (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /fiˈas.ko/ 2. (Central) IPA(key): /fiˈas.ku/
fiasco m (plural fiascos) 1. fiasco(situation)
Borrowed from Italian fiasco. Doublet of flasque.
1. IPA(key): /fjas.ko/
fiasco m (plural fiascos) 1. fiasco(situation) 2. fiasco(bottle)
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.
1. IPA(key): [ˈfjäs̪ːko]
fiasco m (plural fiaschi) 1. flask 2. fiasco 3. flagon 4. (figuratively) debacle, failure
fiasco m (plural fiascos) 1. fiasco (ludicrous or humiliating situation)
Borrowed from Italian fiasco. Doublet of frasco.
1. IPA(key): /ˈfjasko/
fiasco m (plural fiascos) 1. fiasco 1.1. Synonym: fracaso
The term dates back at least to the 1870s in the United States, close to the peak of Irish migration.The OED's recent revisions link Patsy with Pat and Paddy, the stereotype of the bogtrotter just off the boat.The American Heritage Dictionary and Online Etymology Dictionary quotes the OED it may derive from the Italian pazzo (“madman”), and south Italian dialect paccio (“fool”).Another possibility is the term derives from Patsy Bolivar, a character in an 1880s minstrel skit who was blamed whenever anything went wrong, in Broadway musical comedies, for example in The Errand Boy  and Patsy in Politics.IPA(key): /ˈpætsi/Rhymes: -ætsi
patsy (plural patsies) 1. (informal, derogatory)A person who is taken advantage of, especially by being cheated or blamed for something.