Definition of patronne in English:

patronne

noun

  • (especially in France) a woman who is the owner, or the wife of the owner, of a business, especially a cafe, hotel, or restaurant.

    • ‘After watching three of four of these poetries in motion glide past the cafe, I ask the patronne if these trains are really such a big deal.’
    • ‘She asks the patronne about the incident, but Anne learns little until another customer invites her to sit down with him.’

Origin

French, feminine of patron.

Pronunciation:

patronne

/paˈtrɒn/