Definition of flagon in English:
- He pulled another long drink from his flagon.
- He drank deeply from his flagon, set it down once more.
- Since he is not drinking himself and the flagon is half-empty, it is not likely to be her first glassful.
- As an actor, no, I cannot do without the words of a writer (or a flagon of booze to keep me going each day).
- After that came the famous Valenti pork shank, an imposing haunch of meat, braised in whole flagons of wine, supported by garden vegetables and a mound of polenta.
- Still, a couple of flagons of Merlot soothed her somewhat.
- Made in co-operatives, it is bottled in 5-l flagons and sold in bars and cafés.
- And the drinking games were being played using a super-strong lager that came in flagons from the nearby brewery.
fiasco from (mid 19th century):
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.
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