noun (plural Mafiosi /-sē/ /-zē/)
A member of the Mafia.
- 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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