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padrino

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Pronunciation: /paˈdriːnəʊ
 
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Definition of padrino in English:

noun (plural padrinos)

1(In Spanish-speaking countries) a godfather; a patron.
Example sentences
  • The great man was known as the patronus, or padrino in Italian, conventionally translated as ‘godfather’.
  • Each person must go to her respective padrinos in search of directions.
  • For example, consistent with the cultural value of familismo, Hispanics often rely on padrinos and members of the extended family for emotional and financial support.
1.1A best man at a wedding.
Example sentences
  • I have been asked to be Padrino (best man) at a young man's wedding that I have been helping.
  • So a couple months ago, Mercy and I were asked by our friends Davíd and Dariza, to be the padrino and madrina in their wedding.

Origin

Spanish.

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