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mafioso

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noun ma·fi·o·so \ˌmä-fē-ˈō-(ˌ)sō, ˌma-, -(ˌ)zō\

Simple Definition of mafioso

  • : a member of the Mafia

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mafioso

plural

mafiosi

play \-(ˌ)sē, -(ˌ)zē\
  1. :  a member of the Mafia or a mafia

Origin and Etymology of mafioso

Italian, from Italian dialect (Sicily) mafiusu gallant, swaggerer, perhaps alteration of marfusu scoundrel


First Known Use: 1875


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