goombah

[goom-bah]

noun Slang.

a companion or associate, especially an older person who mentors or advises; a godfather.
a member of a criminal organization.

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Word Origin and History for goombah
n.

by 1984, from dialectal pronunciation of Italian compare "companion, godfather" (cf. compadre).

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