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padrone

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noun pa·dro·ne \pə-ˈdrō-nē\

Definition of padrone

plural pa·dro·nes or pa·dro·ni \-nē\

  1. 1 a :  master b :  an Italian innkeeper

  2. 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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