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(in Italian-speaking countries) a female boss or proprietress.
- ‘The padrona - she's the woman who keeps the house, and serves us, too, in this case - though Mrs. Jerrold has a maid to wait on the table and care for our rooms - well, the padrona is my first friend.’
- ‘As I watched her, I had a feeling that though I would be paying the salary, the real padrona had just crossed the threshold, and a new phase of my Roman life was beginning.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.