(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.
French, feminine of patron.