camorra

noun
ca·​mor·​ra | \ kə-ˈmȯr-ə How to pronounce camorra (audio) , -ˈmär- \

Definition of camorra

: a group of persons united for dishonest or dishonorable ends especially : a secret organization formed about 1820 at Naples, Italy

First Known Use of camorra

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camorra

Italian

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“Camorra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camorra. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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