Definition of Mafioso in English:

Mafioso

Line breaks: Mafi|oso
Pronunciation: /ˌmafɪˈəʊzəʊ
 
, -səʊ/
(also mafioso)

noun (plural Mafiosi /-zi, -si/)

  • A member of the Mafia or a similar criminal organization.
    More 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.

Origin

Italian.

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