Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Mafia operating in the United States.

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  • n. a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia

Etymologies

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Italian, our concern : cosa, thing, affair + nostra, feminine of nostro, our.

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  • Cosa Nostra~ this thing of ours.....

    March 7, 2012