Definitions for padronepəˈdroʊ ni, -neɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•dro•ne*pəˈdroʊ ni, -neɪ(n.)(pl.)-nes, -ni

  1. a master; boss.

  2. an employer, esp. of immigrant laborers.

  3. an innkeeper.

* (-nē)..

Origin of padrone:

1660–70; < It; see patron

pa•dro′nism-nɪz əm(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. padrone(noun)

    an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy

  2. padrone(noun)

    an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.


  1. padrone(Noun)

    A patron; a protector.

  2. padrone(Noun)

    The master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean.

  3. padrone(Noun)

    A man who imports, and controls the earnings of, Italian labourers, street musicians, etc.

  4. Origin: . See patron.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Padrone(noun)

    a patron; a protector

  2. Padrone(noun)

    the master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean

  3. Padrone(noun)

    a man who imports, and controls the earnings of, Italian laborers, street musicians, etc

Translations for padrone

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a person or thing that commands or controls

I'm master in this house!

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