Definition of Mafioso in English:

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Pronunciation: /mäfēˈōsō/
(also mafioso)

noun (plural Mafiosi /-sē/ /-zē/)

A member of the Mafia.
Example sentences
  • Brought up in a household of Mafiosi, living on the tough streets of Los Angeles, I was no fool about the violence other people do to each other.
  • As he knew himself, however, his father's own status as a Mafioso protected him from reprisals.
  • Today, however, many senior Mafiosi in Italy and America have turned the state's evidence against the organisation.



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Syllabification: Ma·fi·o·so

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