patronne

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See also: patronné

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French feminine of: patron

Noun[edit]

patronne (plural patronnes)

  1. (in France) A woman who is the owner (or wife of an owner) of a business such as a bar or restaurant

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

patronne f (plural patronnes)

  1. (female) owner
  2. madame (of a brothel)
    • 1930, André Malraux, La voie royale:
      La patronne avait poussé vers Perken une fille toute jeune, qui souriait.
      The madame had pushed towards Perken a young girl, who was smiling.

Verb[edit]

patronne

  1. first-person singular present indicative of patronner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of patronner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of patronner
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of patronner
  5. second-person singular imperative of patronner

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