mafioso

[ mah-fee-oh-soh ]
/ ˌmɑ fiˈoʊ soʊ /

noun, plural ma·fi·o·si [mah-fee-oh-see] /ˌmɑ fiˈoʊ si/, ma·fi·o·sos. (sometimes initial capital letter)

a member of a Mafia or of a mafia.

Nearby words

  1. maff,
  2. maffick,
  3. mafia,
  4. mafic,
  5. mafikeng,
  6. mafted,
  7. maftir,
  8. mag,
  9. mag card,
  10. mag tape

Origin of mafioso

1870–75; < Italian, equivalent to Mafi(a) Mafia + -oso < Latin -ōsus (see -ous)

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British Dictionary definitions for mafioso

mafioso

/ (ˌmæfɪˈəʊsəʊ, Italian mafiˈoso) /

noun plural -sos or -si (Italian -si)

a person belonging to the Mafia
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