Definition of borgata in English:

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borgata

Pronunciation: /bôrˈɡädə/

noun (plural borgatas or borgate /-tē/)

US
An organized branch of the Mafia.
Example sentences
  • If only you knew the real us, the borgata family, I thought to myself.
  • But gathered there was the vast majority of bosses of the borgatas.
  • His first full-length novel dealing with the world of the borgate, published in 1955, saw him officially charged with offences to public decency.

Origin

1960s: Italian, 'district, village'.

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