an·​ti-Ma·​fia ˌan-ˌtī-ˈmä-fē-ə How to pronounce anti-Mafia (audio)
: opposed to the Mafia or criminal activities related to the Mafia
The struggle to put those laws into effect would give Corleone another working-class anti-Mafia hero and martyr.David Lane, Into the Heart of the Mafia, 2009

Word History


anti- entry 1 + mafia

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Mafia was in 1891

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“Anti-Mafia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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