Translation of godfather in Spanish:

godfather

Pronunciation: /ˈgɑːdˌfɑːðər; ˈgɒdˌfɑːðə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 padrino (masculine) 1.2 (in Mafia) padrino (masculine)
    More example sentences
    • That's why mafia godfathers and titans of business don't mind eating with their most trusted lieutenants in otherwise empty restaurants.
    • The export of mafia capital on this scale produces far more difficulties for the Russian economy than the activities of the Colombian drugs barons or the Italian Mafia godfathers, who at least invest some of their ill-gotten gains at home.
    • He knows the exercise of arbitrary power by studio heads, easily comparable to Mafia godfathers.

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