/ French (patrɔn) /
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a woman who owns or manages a hotel, restaurant, or bar
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Words nearby patronne
patron, patronage, patroness, patronize, patronizing, patronne, patron saint, patronym, patronymic, patroon, patsy
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How to use patronne in a sentence
She herself has been elevated to sainthood as the patronne of the vagabond gipsies of all the world.The Automobilist Abroad|M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
After lunch the patronne offered to show us some of the hotel rooms.Europe from a Motor Car|Russell Richardson
She, the youngest patronne in the quartier, to ignore deliberately the friendly call of a neighbor!Zut and Other Parisians|Guy Wetmore Carryl
The old patronne went on undressing the little girls, getting them hurriedly into bed and telling them to be quiet.A Woman's Experience in the Great War|Louise Mack
So I spoke to the pleasant young woman and inquired if the old patronne were still living.Atlantic Classics|Various