- a tubular pasta in short, ribbed pieces.
Origin of rigatoni
Related Words for rigatonitortellini, ravioli, macaroni, spaghetti, linguine, gnocchi, fettuccini, rigatoni, shells, vermicelli, ziti, lasagna, manicotti, orzo
- macaroni in the form of short ridged often slightly curved pieces
Word Origin for rigatoni
"short, hollow, fluted tubes of pasta," 1930, from Italian rigatooni, plural of rigato, past participle of rigare "to draw a line, to make fluting," from riga "line; something cut out," from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *rigon- (cf. row (n.1)), from PIE *rei- "to scratch, tear, cut" (see riparian).