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Noun1.Maffia - a crime syndicate in the United StatesMaffia - a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia
omerta - a code of silence practiced by the Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities
crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family - a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
mafioso - a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
2.Maffia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
gangdom, gangland, organized crime - underworld organizations
mafioso - a member of the Sicilian Mafia
3.maffia - any tightly knit group of trusted associates
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
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In the 90-minute ITV special Coleen and Victoria were joined by tennis icon Martina Navratilova, EXEASTENDERs star Laurie Brett, Love Island's Megan Barton-Hanson, So Solid Crew rapper Lisa Maffia, former TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong and Benidorm actress Crissy Rock to lay their bodies and emotions bare - and each had a personal reason for doing so.
This year, tennis icon Martina Navratilova, ex-EastEnder Laurie Brett, Love Island's Megan Barton-Hanson, So Solid Crew's Lisa Maffia, Danielle Armstrong from TOWIE and Benidorm's Crissy Rock are those baring all, with help from last year's veterans Coleen Nolan and Victoria Derbyshire.
ON THE STRIP Megan Barton Hanson, Laurie Brett, Danielle Armstrong, Crissy Rock, Lisa Maffia, Victoria Derbyshire, Martina Navratilova and Coleen Nolan
Celebrity Coach Trip's Nadia Essex branded 'a little rat' by Lisa Maffia after 'snake jibe'
The stadium will house three music areas, including a 'Green Room', an enclosed dome that will see performers such as English singer-songwriter Lisa Maffia and Romeo from hip-hop group So Solid Crew perform.
THIS weekend veterans Maffia Mr Huws, and alternative five-piece Candelas will have a gig in aid of Neuadd Buddug, in Bala.
Known by many as Maffia, Mr Barratt "lived and breathed rugby" and was well known in the local community having played for, supported and coached many of his local rugby teams.
SO Solid Crew members including Lisa Maffia checking into the Malmaison Hotel ?
Michael Francis Mooney ENTERTAINMENT: Lisa Maffia and Joseph Whelan switch on Birmingham Children's Hospital lights "Lisa Mafffia and who?
Mae'r gyfres yn cychwyn gyda sesiwn yng nghwmni'r rocyrs o Ddyffryn Ogwen, Maffia Mr Huws, Arwel Lloyd Gildas fydd yn canu dwy gan oddi ar ei albwm newydd "Sgwennu Stori", a'r gantores a'r gyfansoddwraig ifanc o Gaerdydd Greta Isaac fydd yn perfformio dwy o'i chaneuon swynol yng nghwmni ei chwaer Miriam.