What does the word fiasco mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A humiliating failure.

Usage examples for fiasco

  1. This puts me to another taking for dread of a new fiasco. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  2. The affair was, perhaps, something of a fiasco, but they consoled themselves with the reflection that they would catch the vagabond next time, when they could run a little better and a little further, and he could run a little worse- or a good deal worse, in fact. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  3. Miss Peyton flushes to her temples and feels as if she herself has been guilty of the miserable fiasco. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess