noun, plural pa·dro·nes [puh-droh-neez, -neyz] /pəˈdroʊ niz, -neɪz/, Italian pa·dro·ni [pah-draw-nee] /pɑˈdrɔ ni/.
- padparadschah sapphire,
- padre island,
Origin of padrone
Examples from the Web for padroni
This is no uncommon occurrence, for the padroni are men utterly without principle, and thoroughly bad in every way.
The padroni are often very severe, and treat the children just like slaves.
The padroni—that is the masters—having thus gained possession of the children, they bring them to England.
The padroni do not confine their attentions only to children, but frequently bring over whole families as well.
Another instance of the rapacity of the padroni is illustrated by the following case, of even more recent date.