An owner or manager, especially of an inn; a proprietor.(noun)
A man who exploitatively employs or finds work for Italian immigrants in America.(noun)
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Use "padrone" in a sentence
"He must be down there on that beach searching, calling his padrone's name, perhaps."
"He said he did not believe the padrone was a bad fellow, but he liked to take advantage of a stranger when he could; we all did."
"The padrone is his uncle, and treats him better than the rest of us."