vaporetto

noun va·po·ret·to \ ˌvä-pə-ˈre-(ˌ)tō \
Updated on: 25 Mar 2018

Definition of vaporetto

plural vaporetti play \ˌvä-pə-ˈre-tē\ also vaporettos
: a motorboat serving as a canal bus in Venice, Italy

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Origin and Etymology of vaporetto

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


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