Definitions

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

  • n. A member of the Mafia.

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  • n. A member of the Mafia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Italian, from mafia, mafia; see Mafia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Blankenship is a criminal, just as culpable for his flagrant disregard for the welfare of the citizens as the Mafioso who embezzles money from construction projects.

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