padrone

noun pa·dro·ne \ pə-ˈdrō-nē \

Definition of padrone

plural padrones or padroni play \pə-ˈdrō-nē\
1 a : master
b : an Italian innkeeper
2 : a person who secures employment especially for Italian immigrants

Origin and Etymology of padrone

Italian, protector, owner, from Latin patronus patron


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