padrone

noun
pa·dro·ne | \ pə-ˈdrō-nē \
plural padrones or padroni\pə-ˈdrō-nē \

Definition of padrone 

1a : master

b : an Italian innkeeper

2 : a person who secures employment especially for Italian immigrants

First Known Use of padrone

1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for padrone

Italian, protector, owner, from Latin patronus patron

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