padrone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian padrone, from Latin patronus. Doublet of patron and pattern.

Noun[edit]

padrone (plural padrones or padroni)

  1. A patron; a protector.
  2. The master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean.
  3. A man who imports, and controls the earnings of, Italian labourers, street musicians, child beggars, etc.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “padrone”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *patrone, from Latin patronus. Doublet of patron.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paˈdro.ne/
  • Rhymes: -one
  • Hyphenation: pa‧dró‧ne

Noun[edit]

padrone m (plural padroni, feminine padrona)

  1. master
  2. owner
  3. host
  4. landlord
  5. (sometimes derogatory) employer, boss

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: padrone
  • Ottoman Turkish: ⁧پاترونه(patrona)

Noun[edit]

padrone f pl

  1. plural of padrona

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