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



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