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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One that supports, favors or protects.

Usage examples (8)
  • The straight talker of 2000 has been replaced by a talking point spouting patronizer.
  • When the bad news about Bear Stearns hit the market several Fridays back, it stole the media's attention from the story that had dominated the earlier part of the week: the...
  • There is nothing surprising in it at all, the gentleman certainly looks like a "Russell House" patronizer, but then the "Albion" is quiet and secluded, and perhaps this...
  • Young man, whichever of these Himalayan altitudes you propose to climb, follow the recipe here enjoined, and you will be apt to reach it, be it the pinnacle of President or... for more
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