Definition of vetturino in English:

vetturino

noun

  • 1In Italy: (a) a person who hires out carriages or horses, originally one who also makes other travel arrangements and acts as a guide; (b) a driver of a vettura.

  • 2A four-wheeled carriage, especially one for hire; = vettura.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Fynes Moryson (?1566–1630), traveller and writer. From Italian vetturino person who hires out carriages or horses, apparently from vettura (although this is apparently first attested later) + -ino; compare -ine.

Pronunciation

vetturino

/ˌvɛtʊˈriːnəʊ/