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-uhm], /pəˈdroʊ nɪz əm/, noun
Words nearby padrone
Example sentences from the Web for padrone
Zelphine has just been talking to the padrone, who speaks excellent English, about the excursion to-morrow.
The padrone asks us, in case we decide to drive, whether we will give a seat in our carriage to the odd number.
Their spirit of mutual helpfulness saved them from padrone, "banker," and Black Hand.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
It seems that sometimes, though rarely, it pleases them to pretend to believe that their padrone has displeased them.Castellinaria|Henry Festing Jones
A waif like himself, a lost baby whom he found on the road being cruelly beaten by a brute of an Italian padrone.Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards