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Camorra

Line breaks: Ca|morra
Pronunciation: /kəˈmɒrə
 
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Definition of Camorra in English:

(the Camorra)
A criminal organization originating in Naples and Neapolitan emigrant communities in the 19th century. Some members later moved to the US and formed links with the Mafia.

Origin

Italian, perhaps from Spanish camorra 'dispute, quarrel'.

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