verb (used with object), pa·tron·ized, pa·tron·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for patronising
Young British officers were either cool or, much worse, patronising.Love Stories|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Halifax has also the credit of bestowing office upon Newton and patronising Congreve.English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century|Leslie Stephen
He begs me not to get flurried—sooner than deprive me of the pleasure of patronising him, he will give me change—he does.
"Put the things down, my dear," said Mrs. McMahon, in a calm and patronising voice.Chance in Chains|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The whole Clay household had risen up against me patronising a local dentist.Some Everyday Folk and Dawn|Miles Franklin
British Dictionary definitions for patronising
Word Origin and History for patronising
1580s, "to act as a patron towards," from patron + -ize, or from Old French patroniser. Meaning "treat in a condescending way" is first attested 1797; sense of "give regular business to" is from 1801. Related: Patronized; patronizing.