roulette etymology

French word roulette comes from French -ette, French rouler

Detailed word origin of roulette

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ette French (fra)
rouler French (fra) (colloquial) to dupe, to trick. (colloquial) to go (of events, to proceed). (intransitive) to drive (a vehicle). (of a vehicle) to work, to function. To revolve. To roll.
roulette French (fra) (dentistry) dentist drill. (engraving) roulette. (geometry, archaic) cycloid. Caster, castor. Pastry roller. Roller. Roulette (game). Roulette wheel. Small wheel.

Words with the same origin as roulette

Descendants of -ette
allumette boulette braguette branlette camionnette casquette cassette chaussette cigare cigarette couchette cuvette devinette fillette fourchette fourgonnette gâchette lunette mallette manchette mauviette oreillette serviette sœurette
Descendants of rouler
déroulement enroulement roulade roulage rouleau rouleau impérial roulement