Pronunciation: (fē-as'kō or, esp. for 2, -ä'skō), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/fiasco.html on line 73 [key]
—pl. -cos, -coes.
1. a complete and ignominious failure.
2. a round-bottomed glass flask for wine, esp. Chianti, fitted with a woven, protective raffia basket that also enables the bottle to stand upright.
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