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Meaning of PADRONE

Pronunciation:  pu'drownee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.
  2. [n]  an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy

PADRONE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: employer, host, innkeeper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa*dro"ne\, n.; pl. It. {Padroni}, E. {Padrones}. [It.
See {Patron}.]
1. A patron; a protector.

2. The master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean.

3. A man who imports, and controls the earnings of, Italian
   laborers, street musicians, etc.

Thesaurus Terms
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