vaporetto

noun
va·​po·​ret·​to | \ ˌvä-pə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce vaporetto (audio) \
plural vaporetti\ ˌvä-​pə-​ˈre-​tē How to pronounce vaporetti (audio) \ also vaporettos

Definition of vaporetto

: a motorboat serving as a canal bus in Venice, Italy

First Known Use of vaporetto

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vaporetto

borrowed from Italian, diminutive of vapore "steamboat," short for battello a vapore, borrowed from French bateau à vapeur "steamboat"

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