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pa·dro·ne

(pə-drō′nē, -nā)
n. pl. pa·dro·nes (-nēz, -nāz) or pa·dro·ni (-nē)
1. An owner or manager, especially of an inn; a proprietor.
2. A person who exploitatively employs or finds work for immigrants, especially Italian immigrants.

[Italian, from Latin patrōnus, patron; see patron.]

pa·dro′nism n.

padrone

(pəˈdrəʊnɪ)
n, pl -nes or -ni (-niː)
1. the owner or proprietor of an inn, esp in Italy
2. (Commerce) US an employer who completely controls his workers, esp a man who exploits Italian immigrants in the US
[C17: from Italian; see patron1]

pa•dro•ne

(pəˈdroʊ ni, -neɪ)

n., pl. -nes, -ni (-nē).
1. a master; boss.
2. an employer, esp. of immigrant laborers.
3. an innkeeper.
[1660–70; < Italian; see patron]
pa•dro′nism (-nɪz əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.padrone - an owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy
innkeeper, boniface, host - the owner or manager of an inn
2.padrone - an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.
employer - a person or firm that employs workers
References in classic literature ?
Come into the happy little cottage, Padrona,' returned Mr Baptist, imparting great stealthiness to his flurried back-handed shake of his right forefinger.
Mrs Plornish was proud of the title Padrona, which she regarded as signifying: not so much Mistress of the house, as Mistress of the Italian tongue.
Meanwhile, John Cumnor will bombard me with letters addressed, in my feigned name, to the care of the padrona.
Pergolesi: "Stizzoso, mio stizzoso" (La serva padrona ).
El gran exito de esta puesta se prolongo hasta finales de ano, si bien se sabe hoy que tal triunfo se debio en buena medida a la pieza que se tocaba entretiempos, la hoy celeberrima La serva padrona, breve interludio en dos actos al que en mucho debe hoy Pergolesi su permanencia en los escenarios.
Servant characters allow themselves to be satisfied with the abundant food of the wedding banquet; only one dreams of marriage and a modest farm, which is granted by the wealthy padrona.
Si chiamava Moammed Sceab Discendente di emiri nomadi suicida perche non aveva piu Patria Amo la Francia e muto nome Fu Marcel ma non era Francese e non sapeva piu vivere nella tenda dei suoi dove si ascolta la cantilena del Corano gustando caffe E non sapeva sciogliere il canto del suo abbandono L'ho accompagnato insieme alia padrona dell'albergo dove abitavamo a Parigi dal numero 5 della rue des Carmes appassito vicolo in discesa Riposa nel camposanto d'Ivry sobborgo che pare sempre in una giornata di una decomposta fiera E forse io solo so ancora che vise.
Their padrona was locked in the Castle above the delightful little harbor, the porticciolo where I was questioning Giovanni while, not far from us, the populist politician Grillo was commenting to an improvised crowd some of the latest Italian turmoil with his signature gestures and over-inflated talks.
In what becomes a valedictory essay for the festschrift, the late and venerable musicologist Pierluigi Petrobelli (1932-2012), crafts an engagingly succinct publication history of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's widely popular comic intermezzo, La serva padrona, from the work's first Neapolitan performance in 1733, then through the course of Italian productions after the composer's early death in 1736, and then its eventual diffusion across Europe from 1739-including the second Paris staging in 1752 that sparked the Querelle des Bouffons between defenders of French operatic tradition and advocates of Italian music-concluding poignantly with Petrobelli's observation that "our knowledge of musical theater .
Ella lo habia sentido salir de su cuerpo con el alivio de liberarse de algo que no era suyo, y habia sufrido el espanto de si misma al comprobar que no sentia el menor afecto por aquel ternero de vientre que la padrona le mostro en carne viva, sucio de sebo y de sangre, y con la tripa umbilical enrollada en el cuello.
JUNCTION CITY - Cascadia Concert Opera's last performance for 2015 will be "La Serva Padrona," an Italian comic opera by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - but sung in English.
The third opera was Pergolesi's La serva padrona, with Batt returning to the stage as Serpina, the receptionist who would like to rule the company and its boss, bass-baritone Jon-Paul Decosse.