Origin of gondolier
Examples from the Web for gondolier
The gondolier touched his hat and said, "It is the ladies who ask for you, Don Ippolito."A Foregone Conclusion|William Dean Howells
And handing the gondolier a quarter the Unwiseman disappeared into the hotel.Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad|John Kendrick Bangs
At this juncture Brown and his gondolier hove in sight, and I gave them the shipwreck signal.My Life|Josiah Flynt
A gondolier with a grudge can be a most dismal companion, for he talks to himself.A Wanderer in Venice|E.V. Lucas
Under the hands of the gondolier, however, the gondola seems a living thing, full of grace and winning movement.Venetian Life|William Dean Howells
c.1600, from French gondolier and directly from Italian gondoliere, from gondola (see gondola).