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To give someone the appearance that you're speaking to them kindly, when you're actually insulting & belittling them.
"I got you a mask to wear so nobody can see your ugly face." (Guy #1)

"Man, don't patronize me!" (Guy #2)

"I was only trying to help you so you don't embarrass yourself or scare anyone." (Guy #1)

"Muthafucka, stop patronizing me!" (Guy #2)

"My bad. I'm sorry I keep bringing up how ugly you are. It's not your fault you look like that." (Guy #1)

"Man, fuck you!" (Guy #2)
by JustMeJoeKing October 31, 2018
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Patronize is talking to people as if they are stupid. (like i am doing right now)
do i really need an example? i dont think so. fngh
by Pokemonfreak1231 November 23, 2004
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Well, 'patronizing' means to talk to someone as if they were stupid. Understand now? Good! :)
"And if you're a very good boy for the doctor, you might even get a lollipop!"

"Mom, I'm fifteen. Don't patronize me."
by Lillian Bell December 02, 2009
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To treat someone as inferior as a result of some sort of help they accepted from you and to feel you have right to teach, control, or check on them. Clearly not a noble behavior.
A:When will Teresa's parents stop patronize her, checking up on her every breath all the time?...
B:Probably never! You know..people like them will feel like that with their children forever..
by cooltrixie June 20, 2016
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Talking to someone as if they were ignorant or stupid. Often said after a sarcastic statement.
Fox: Evening gents, Did we lose something?

Wolf: Don't patronize me, I know where your allegiance lies.
by ThaddeusTheThird February 25, 2006
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A word no one understands because it's always used out of context.
1: Hey! Want to go to the movies later on?
2: Maybe.
1: Come on you'll have fun!
2: Stop PATRONIZING me!
by Sarah April 29, 2004
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