noun, plural ma·fi·o·si [mah-fee-oh-see], /ˌmɑ fiˈoʊ si/, ma·fi·o·sos.(sometimes initial capital letter)
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Example sentences from the Web for mafioso
A handful of Mafiosi serving sentences in Italian prisons started cooperating with the police, becoming “pentiti” or turncoats.Pope Francis May Be Risking His Life by Taking on the Mafia|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The Mafiosi can not have possession of good things,” Emiliano said at a press conference after the killings in Puglia.
It was a feud between Mafiosi who rubbed each other out with mortars or cannons.30 Years After the Beirut Bombing We Have Learned Nothing|Christopher Dickey|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The bar was a gathering place for gamblers, mobsters, mafiosi, and, occasionally, corrupt cops and agents.Whitey Bulger’s Women: Inside the Terror and Glamour of His Ex-Girlfriends|T.J. English|June 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Armed with inside information, Bulger outmaneuvered rival Mafiosi and dodged local criminal investigations.
The ancestors of the mafiosi used to call themselves Cristiani—that is Men in the sense of men of courage and silence.Castellinaria|Henry Festing Jones