plural -s
: a small stream : creek, rivulet

Word History


American French (Mississippi Valley), diminutive of French rigole drain, irrigation ditch, canal, from Old French regol

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rigolet was in 1775

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“Rigolet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rigolet. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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