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“patron” in British English

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patronnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpeɪ.trən/ us /ˈpeɪ.trən/

(Definition of “patron” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“patron” in American English

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patronnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpeɪ·trən/

patron noun [ C ] (SUPPORTER)

a person or group that gives money or support to a person, an activity, or an organization:

Auchincloss is a longtime patron of the arts.

patron noun [ C ] (CUSTOMER)

a customer of a store, restaurant, hotel, etc., esp. a regular customer

(Definition of “patron” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“patron” in Business English

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patronnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpeɪtrən/ us

formal COMMERCE someone who uses a particular shop, restaurant, hotel, etc., especially regularly:

This car park is for patrons only.

a person or company that supports an activity or a public organization, especially by giving money:

arts patron/patron of the arts The company has been a longtime patron of the arts.

(Definition of “patron” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)