noun, plural pa·dro·nes [puh-droh-neez, -neyz] /pəˈdroʊ niz, -neɪz/, Italian pa·dro·ni [pah-draw-nee] /pɑˈdrɔ ni/.
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Origin of padrone
OTHER WORDS FROM padronepa·dro·nism [puh-droh-niz-uh m] /pəˈdroʊ nɪz əm/, noun
Words nearby padrone
Example sentences from the Web for padrone
Phil looked admiringly at the boy who was not afraid of the padrone.
Pietro opened the door, and called out in harsh tones: "Get up, all of you, or the padrone will be here with his stick!"
It would be far wiser to sit here and test the luncheon the padrone provided for us.Irma in Italy|Helen Leah Reed
He must know the result of the padrone's interview with Salvatore, and he could not leave the padrona.The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
Padrone, the Imperial command is always to spare the villages.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith