Origin of rigatoni
British Dictionary definitions for rigatoni
Word Origin for rigatoni
Word Origin and History 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).