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noun, plural ma·fi·o·si [mah-fee-oh-see] /ˌmɑ fiˈoʊ si/, ma·fi·o·sos. (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. a member of a Mafia or of a mafia.
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Origin of mafioso

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

crook, hooligan, soldier, racketeer, thug, criminal, hoodlum, mafioso, know-it-all, mobster, bandit, robber, goon, outlaw, godfather, hood, underworld, family, ruffian, tough

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noun plural -sos or -si (Italian -si)
  1. a person belonging to the Mafia
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