noun, plural ma·fi·o·si [mah-fee-oh-see] /ˌmɑ fiˈoʊ si/, ma·fi·o·sos. (sometimes initial capital letter)
Origin of mafioso
Examples from the Web for mafioso
Since the mid-19th century, Sicily has been known as a hive of Mafioso activity.
It will likely take more than a threat from Rome to change the mindset of a mafioso.Pope Francis May Be Risking His Life by Taking on the Mafia|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But a Mafioso such as Willie the Rat would have taken that as the good news by comparison when he heard the rest.A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend|Michael Daly|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has the mentality of a Mafioso and not someone who has the mind of an ideological fighter.