borrowed from Italian, "swift, rapid," going back to Latin vēlōc-, vēlōx — more at velocity
circa 1823, in the meaning defined above
“Veloce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veloce. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.
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