gondolier

[gon-dl-eer]

noun

a person who rows or poles a gondola.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. gondar,
  2. gondi,
  3. gondola,
  4. gondola back,
  5. gondoletta,
  6. gondomar,
  7. gondwana,
  8. gondwanaland,
  9. gone,
  10. gone away

Origin of gondolier

From the Italian word gondoliere, dating back to 1595–1605. See gondola, -ier2

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British Dictionary definitions for gondolier

gondolier

noun

a man who propels a gondola
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Word Origin and History for gondolier

gondolier

n.

c.1600, from French gondolier and directly from Italian gondoliere, from gondola (see gondola).

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