padrone

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noun pa·dro·ne \pə-ˈdrō-nē\

Definition of padrone

plural

padrones

or

padroni

\pə-ˈdrō-nē\
  1. 1a :  masterb :  an Italian innkeeper

  2. 2 :  a person who secures employment especially for Italian immigrants

Origin and Etymology of padrone

Italian, protector, owner, from Latin patronus patron


First Known Use: 1670

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