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fiasco
used in 1776

2 uses
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Definition
a complete failure — typically humiliating
  • The Battle of Brooklyn—the Battle of Long Island as it would be later known—had been a fiasco.
    p. 193.2
  • The Connecticut "runaways" were held to blame for the whole fiasco, which only made worse the hard feelings between the troops of New England and those of the other states that had plagued the army almost from the beginning.
    p. 215.1

There are no more uses of "fiasco" in 1776.

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