padrone


pa·dro·ne

noun \pə-ˈdrō-nē\
plural pa·dro·nes or pa·dro·ni \-nē\

Definition of PADRONE

1
a :  master
b :  an Italian innkeeper
2
:  a person who secures employment especially for Italian immigrants

Origin of PADRONE

Italian, protector, owner, from Latin patronus patron
First Known Use: 1670

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