Definition of padrona in English:

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padrona

Pronunciation: /pəˈdrōnə/

noun (plural padronas)

A female boss or proprietress.
Example sentences
  • As I watched her, I had a feeling that though I would be paying the salary, the real padrona had just crossed the threshold, and a new phase of my Roman life was beginning.
  • The padrona - she's the woman who keeps the house, and serves us, too, in this case - though Mrs. Jerrold has a maid to wait on the table and care for our rooms - well, the padrona is my first friend.

Origin

Italian.

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Syllabification: pa·dro·na

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