Definition of Mafioso in English:

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Mafioso

Pronunciation: /ˌmafɪˈəʊsəʊ/ /ˌmafɪˈəʊzəʊ/
(also mafioso)

noun (plural Mafiosi /ˌmafɪˈəʊzi/ /ˌmafɪˈəʊsi/)

A member of the Mafia or a similar criminal organization.
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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Line breaks: Mafi|oso

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