English

Definition of padre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

padre

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːdreɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːdreɪ//
 
 
jump to other results
(often used as a form of address) a priest, or other Christian minister, especially in the armed forces compare chaplain Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, literally ‘father, priest’, from Latin pater, patr- ‘father’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: padre