padre

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noun pa·dre \ˈpä-(ˌ)drā, -drē\

Definition of padre

  1. 1 :  a Christian clergyman; especially :  priest

  2. 2 :  a military chaplain

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Origin and Etymology of padre

Spanish or Italian or Portuguese, literally, father, from Latin pater — more at father


First Known Use: 1584


PADRE Defined for English Language Learners

padre

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noun

Definition of padre for English Language Learners

  • : a Christian priest

  • : a Christian clergyman who works in the military


Learn More about padre

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of padre


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