Definitions

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  • n. The mistress of a Mafia boss.

Etymologies

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Italian comare, "godmother". Popularised by American television drama The Sopranos (1999).

Examples

  • The world according to Vito: Better to have a goomah than a gay sister.

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  • But the close details of each one are what made them great, like Silvio getting sprayed by the whacked guys brains, or the Ukrainian goomah taking one in the stomach and falling all-the-way-down the stairs.

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  • Credits song from "University," in which Ralphie kills his stripper goomah.

    Gerry Canavan

  • Credits song from “University,” in which Ralphie kills his stripper goomah.

    Gerry Canavan

  • His grandfather had had a goomah, Rudy said, with some sensitivity and depth of feeling, and his father had one, and what worked worked.

    Crazy for Rudy

  • Rudy has expressed his belief to at least one prospective groom of my acquaintance that marriage is improved by a goomah (as rendered in The Sopranos) — the Italian-American dialect word for a significant other woman.

    Crazy for Rudy

  • It's as if Tony Soprano, his goomah and his wife Carmela all had baked ziti together on Sunday nights.

    Common Ground

  • Get a message to him, through Wolfie or Terrence, that if I read, see or even smell anything in the press about his Chappaqua goomah, it’s not going to be pretty.

    New York World

  • From the previews it looks like Annabelle Sciorra who played Tony’s ‘goomah’ in series three is partnering up with Detective Mike Logan, who is returning to the franchise after Chris Noth had a turn as Mr Big on Sex and the City.

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  • What’s a goomah, and how does it differ from a goombah?

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