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Ma·fi·o·so

 (mä′fē-ō′sō)
n. pl. Ma·fi·o·si (-sē) or Ma·fi·o·sos
A member of the Mafia.

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

mafioso

(ˌmæfɪˈəʊsəʊ; Italian mafiˈoso)
n, pl -sos or -si (Italian -si)
(Sociology) a person belonging to the Mafia

ma•fi•o•so

(ˌmɑ fiˈoʊ soʊ)

n., pl. -si (-sē), -sos.
(often cap.) a member of the Mafia.
[1870–75; < Italian =Mafi(a) Mafia + -oso < Latin -ōsus -ose1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mafioso - a member of the Sicilian Mafia
Sicilian Mafia, Maffia, Mafia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
Sicilian - a resident of Sicily
2.mafioso - a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United Statesmafioso - a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
Cosa Nostra, Maffia, Mafia - a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Translations
mafioso

mafioso

[ˌmæfɪˈəʊsəʊ] N (mafiosi (pl)) [ˌmæfɪˈəʊsɪ]mafioso m

mafioso

n pl <-sos or -si> → Mafioso m
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