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fiasco Saltos de línea: fi¦asco
Pronunciación: /fɪˈaskəʊ/

Definición de fiasco en inglés:

sustantivo (plural fiascos)

A complete failure, especially a ludicrous or humiliating one: his plans turned into a fiasco
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • If Namibia was a real constitutional democracy, President Nujoma should have been called to clear up scandals, fiascos and debacles that have characterized, mainly, the last five years of his rule.
  • At the start of the new millennium, the corporate world witnessed major fiascos and ethical blunders.
  • It was a fiasco and a disaster, but the courage of the soldiers impressed even the Russians.
Sinónimos
failure, disaster, catastrophe, debacle, shambles, farce, mess, wreck, ruin, ruination, blunder, botch, abortion
informalflop, washout, dud, hash, lead balloon, foul-up, screw-up, fail
British informalpig's ear, cock-up, car crash
North American informalsnafu
Australian/New Zealand informalfizzer
vulgar slangfuck-up, balls-up

Origen

Mid 19th century: from Italian, literally 'bottle, flask', in the phrase far fiasco, literally 'make a bottle', figuratively 'fail in a performance': the reason for the figurative sense is unexplained.

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  • A fiasco is a ridiculous or humiliating failure. The word was borrowed from Italian in the 19th century. In that language it meant originally ‘a bottle’, but the phrase far fiasco, literally ‘make a bottle’, was used in the theatre to mean ‘fail in a performance’. In medieval English a flask (Middle English) was a cask or skin for holding liquor. The word came from medieval Latin flasca (along with LME flagon) but the 17th-century sense ‘glass container’ was influenced by Italian fiasco.

Palabras que riman con fiasco

churrasco, Tabasco

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