[puh-droh-nee, -ney; Italian pah-draw-ne] /pəˈdroʊ ni, -neɪ; Italian pɑˈdrɔ nɛ/
noun, plural padrones
[puh-droh-neez, -neyz] /pəˈdroʊ niz, -neɪz/ (Show IPA). Italian, padroni
[pah-draw-nee] /pɑˈdrɔ ni/ (Show IPA)
a master; boss.
an employer, especially of immigrant laborers, who provides communal housing and eating arrangements, controls the allocation of pay, etc., in a manner that exploits the workers.
noun (pl) -nes, -ni (-niː)
the owner or proprietor of an inn, esp in Italy
(US) an employer who completely controls his workers, esp a man who exploits Italian immigrants in the US
[pad] /pæd/ noun 1. a cushionlike mass of soft material used for comfort, protection, or stuffing. 2. a soft, stuffed cushion used as a saddle; a padded leather saddle without a tree. 3. a number of sheets of paper glued or otherwise held together at one edge to form a tablet. 4. a soft, ink-soaked […]
/ˈpædˌsɔː/ noun 1. a small narrow saw used for cutting curves
noun 1. a small compass saw with a pad.
- Pad site
noun a building lot available for retail development, as next to a shopping mall or center