noun \ˌmä-fē-ˈō-(ˌ)sō, ˌma-, -(ˌ)zō\

: a member of the Mafia

plural ma·fi·o·si\-(ˌ)sē, -(ˌ)zē\

Full Definition of MAFIOSO

:  a member of the Mafia or a mafia

Origin of MAFIOSO

Italian, from Italian dialect (Sicily) mafiusu gallant, swaggerer, perhaps alteration of marfusu scoundrel
First Known Use: 1875

Rhymes with MAFIOSO


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