Definition of mafioso
mafiosiplay \-(ˌ)sē, -(ˌ)zē\
: a member of the Mafia or a mafia
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Unsurprisingly, as with many post-Soviet regimes in places like Uzbekistan, Russia, and Kazakhstan, the notion of the first family as mafiosi has gained increasing cachet over the past few years.
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Origin and Etymology of mafioso
Italian, from Italian dialect (Sicily) mafiusu gallant, swaggerer, perhaps alteration of marfusu scoundrel
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
MAFIOSO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mafioso for English Language Learners
: a member of the Mafia
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