Definition of Padrone

1. Noun. An owner or proprietor of an inn in Italy.

Generic synonyms: Boniface, Host, Innkeeper



2. Noun. An employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S..
Generic synonyms: Employer

Definition of Padrone

1. n. A patron; a protector.

Definition of Padrone

1. Noun. A patron; a protector. ¹

2. Noun. The master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean. ¹

3. Noun. A man who imports, and controls the earnings of, Italian labourers, street musicians, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Padrone

1. a master [n -NES or -NI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Padrone

padless
padlock
padlocked
padlocking
padlocks
padma
padmaite
padmas
padnag
padnags
padouk
padouks
padow
padres
padri
padrone (current term)
padrones
padroni
padronism
padronisms
pads
padsaw
padsaws
padshah
padshahs
paduak
paduasoies
paduasoy
paduasoys
paducahs

Literary usage of Padrone

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1. Principles of Labor Legislation by John Rogers Commons, John Bertram Andrews (1920)
"padrone System. The padrone system is one step removed from contract labor. Those who work under this system permit a leader, the padrone, to make their ..."

2. Immigration and its effects upon the United States by Prescott Farnsworth Hall (1906)
"C. THE padrone SYSTEM One of the effects of immigration which has attracted an unusual degree of public attention, is the so-called padrone system.11 A ..."

3. Agricultural Economics: A Selection of Materials in which Economic by Edwin Griswold Nourse (1916)
"THE padrone SYSTEM' BY FRANCES A. KELLOR The immigrant reaches the labor camp usually by way of a padrone. From the time he arrives until he goes to ..."

4. The Immigration Problem: A Study of American Immigration Conditions and Needs by Jeremiah Whipple Jenks, William Jett Lauck, Rufus Daniel Smith (1922)
"THE padrone SYSTEM The padrone system is the outgrowth of the inability to speak English, and of the lack of knowledge of American methods and customs, ..."

5. The Settlement Idea: A Vision of Social Justice by Arthur Cort Holden (1922)
"The padrone and peonage system has been used extensively to gather recruits for the lumber industry. It is practiced in Maine and in Minnesota and North ..."

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