Definition of patronne in English:

patronne

Line breaks: pa|tronne
Pronunciation: /paˈtrɒn
 
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noun

  • (Especially in France) a woman who is the owner, or the wife of the owner, of a business, especially a cafe, hotel, or restaurant.
    More example sentences
    • After watching three of four of these poetries in motion glide past the cafe, I ask the patronne if these trains are really such a big deal.
    • She asks the patronne about the incident, but Anne learns little until another customer invites her to sit down with him.

Origin

French, feminine of patron.

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