Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of the Mafia.

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  • noun A member of the Mafia.

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  • noun a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
  • noun a member of the Sicilian Mafia

Etymologies

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

[Italian mafioso, alteration (influenced by -oso, -ous) of earlier mafiuso, from Sicilian mafiusu, swaggering, cocky, of unknown origin.]

Examples

  • "They'll likely come up a little short: though Mafioso is arguably a more compelling film, Lattuada doesn't have Melville's following or critical standing."

    GreenCine Daily: Mafioso.

  • "Mafioso" is a familiar word by Margaret Bassett on Monday, Nov 30, 2009 at 9: 26: 16 AM

    Americans Are Deeply Involved In Afghan Drug Trade

  • Mrs. Kirchner accused the farmers of "Mafioso" tactics.

    Argentine Farmers Call a Truce

  • "Nevertheless, I heard you say something about 'Mafioso' last night,"

    The Net

  • A rotten political system: He compares politicians (Democrats and Republicans alike) to "Mafioso" and says campaign contributions are really thinly disguised "bribes and payoffs."

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • A rotten political system: He compares politicians (Democrats and Republicans alike) to "Mafioso" and says campaign contributions are really thinly disguised "bribes and payoffs."

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • A rotten political system: He compares politicians (Democrats and Republicans alike) to "Mafioso" and says campaign contributions are really thinly disguised "bribes and payoffs."

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • A rotten political system: He compares politicians (Democrats and Republicans alike) to "Mafioso" and says campaign contributions are really thinly disguised "bribes and payoffs."

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • A rotten political system: He compares politicians (Democrats and Republicans alike) to "Mafioso" and says campaign contributions are really thinly disguised "bribes and payoffs."

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • A rotten political system: He compares politicians (Democrats and Republicans alike) to "Mafioso" and says campaign contributions are really thinly disguised "bribes and payoffs."

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

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