[ uhn-der-baws, -bos ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌbɔs, -ˌbɒs /
a lesser or minor boss, often the second in command, as in an underworld hierarchy.
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Zerilli reportedly held the rank as capo, or captain, when he came out, though he is said by some to have served as underboss.Meet Tony Zerilli, the Mobster Behind This Jimmy Hoffa Dig|Michael Daly|June 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST