Definition of padrino in English:


Line breaks: pa|drino
Pronunciation: /paˈdriːnəʊ

noun (plural padrinos)

  • 1(In Spanish-speaking countries) a godfather; a patron.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.



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