Padrone Definition

pə-drōnē, -nā
padrones
noun
An owner or manager, especially of an inn; a proprietor.
American Heritage
Patron; master; boss.
Webster's New World
In Italy.
Webster's New World
A contractor for immigrant Italian laborers in America.
Webster's New World

The master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean.

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Other Word Forms of Padrone

Noun

Singular:
padrone
Plural:
padrones

Origin of Padrone

  • Italian from Latin patrōnus patron patron

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian. See patron.

    From Wiktionary

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