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  • n. A person who patronizes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who patronizes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who patronizes; one who supports, countenances, or favors; a patron. Also spelled patroniser.


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  • The straight talker of 2000 has been replaced by a talking point spouting patronizer.

    McCain: I Can Demagogue About Iran Because Public Is Ignorant

  • 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 fall of call-girl patronizer Eliot Spitzer.

    Yvette Kantrow: To Catch a Banker: Why Does the Media Hate Bear Stearns?

  • Romney is a cold, opportunistic, wealth worshipping dilettante and a great patronizer of the poor...a predictable choice on the part of the Bush Admin.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • 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 gentleman prefers it to the endless noises of greater hotels.

    Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense

  • 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 patronizer or moneyed potentate.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • "I bear that name," said the Major, "and those titles, trusting at the same time that the ministers of grace will carry me triumphantly through all my laudable undertakings, and if," continued the Major, "you, sir, are the patronizer of noble deeds, I should like to make you my confidant and learn your address."

    The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories

  • Let corrupt men run into what notions they will, the truth, as it is in Jesus, stands thus: That God is not, cannot be, the author and patronizer of any thing that is evil; but must be acknowledged as the cause and spring of every thing that is good: Every good and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • The hooker-patronizer's colorful language caused some blushing at MSNBC, a network that may still be overly sensitive about on-air profanity.

    Alex Jones' Prison

  • “You’re not a really champion patronizer like some men I know,” said Zee, “but you do have your moments.”

    Death on a Vineyard Beach

  • The sole hold-outs were Louisiana Senator (and prostitute-patronizer) David Vitter and South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.



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