Definition of debacle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

debacle

 noun
noun
NAmE//dɪˈbɑkl//
 
, NAmE//deɪˈbɑkl//
 
, NAmE//dɪˈbækl//
 
, NAmE//deɪˈbækl//
 
 
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an event or a situation that is a complete failure and causes embarrassment
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: debacle