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Origin of gondolier

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

ferryman, boatman, oar, gondolier

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British Dictionary definitions for gondolier


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

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

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