mafioso

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mafioso a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
    • n mafioso a member of the Sicilian Mafia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mafioso A member of the mafia.
    • n Mafioso see maffia maffioso.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. maffioso,

Usage

In literature:

Besides which, the words mafia and mafioso are still often used in a good sense.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Mafioso manners, the sickly grins back of the shovels used to bury another.
"Mascara-Viscera" by Paul Cameron Brown
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In news:

And one tough Mafioso, man.
Amanda Knox not guilty, says Italian mafioso .
"Kangaroo Jack" concerns a pair of hapless fellows from Brooklyn who set off for Australia with $50,000 of a Mafioso's money, which is promptly snatched by a marsupial , setting in motion all manner of tiresome high jinks.
Since the death of Tupac, the incarceration of Suge Knight and all the bad blood associated with the alleged Mafioso-like business tactics of Death Row Records, the West Coast has gradually lost its reign over the rap world.
"Kangaroo Jack" concerns a pair of hapless fellows from Brooklyn who set off for Australia with $50,000 of a Mafioso's money, which is promptly snatched by a marsupial, setting in motion all manner of tiresome high jinks.
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