Definitions

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  • n. A high-ranking member of a crime family in the Mafia who heads a "crew" of soldiers and has significant social status and influence in the organization.

Etymologies

Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fat and jolly: that's Tessio's fellow caporegime, Clemenza, dancing in circles and drinking wine straight from the pitcher at that wedding.

    Charlie Carillo: Dinner for Two, For One

  • Both those Presidents saw the same arrogance from bankers that Obama saw three weeks ago when he suggested that the banking industry's caporegime should meet to discuss the conspiratorial caliber conduct they have exhibited for decades.

    Mike Papantonio: The Banking Industry - America's New Thugs

  • Re your speculation if the former caporegime personally believed in what they said and did: have you by chance read or read about The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell U.S. pub. 2009, trans. fr.

    Making Light: Open thread 134

  • According to Media Matters, During the March 26 edition of Fox News 'Fox & Friends, co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson hosted Michael Franzese, the former caporegime of La Cosa Nostra's Colombo crime family, to discuss similarities in the way Democratic leaders and progressive figures are "operating" and "the way we used to operate on the street."

    Fox and "These Friends of Ours"

  • Also typical was the fact that the caporegime smelled of cheap hair tonic spilled over twenty-year-old dandruff.

    The Season of the Machete

  • When once speaking about AIPAC and the power of organized Jewry in affecting US policy in the Middle East, Steve Rosen (former AIPAC caporegime currently under indictment for espionage against the United States) said Israel and her machinations are like a "night flower" that "thrives in the dark and withers in the light of day".

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • The next position of the family is caporegime (or captain).

    Faultline USA

  • There job is to earn money to give to their captain (caporegime).

    Faultline USA

  • The job of the caporegime is to collect money from the workers to give to the boss, underboss and consigliere as well as keeping money for himself.

    Faultline USA

  • A caporegime is in charge of a group of workers (see below; Soldiers).

    Faultline USA

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