A female patron.
More example sentences
- She'd been so timid that she had been frightened of the very dancing partners that the patronesses of Almack's had chosen for her.
- Sadly, Rameau outlived his patroness by only a few months.
- Perhaps the most important of the anthropomorphic Shinto deities is the sun goddess Amaterasu, the patroness and ancestor of the Japanese emperors.
Definition of patroness in:
- The US English dictionary