Definition of Mafioso

1. Noun. A member of the Sicilian Mafia.

Group relationships: Maffia, Mafia, Sicilian Mafia
Generic synonyms: Sicilian



2. Noun. A member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States.
Group relationships: Cosa Nostra, Maffia, Mafia
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw

Definition of Mafioso

1. Noun. A member of the Mafia. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Mafioso) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mafioso

1. a member of the mafia [n -SOS or -SI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mafioso

mafficks
maffle
maffled
maffler
mafflers
mafflin
maffling
mafflings
mafflins
mafia
mafialike
mafias
mafic
mafics
mafiosi
mafioso (current term)
mafiosos
mafoo
mafoos
mafosfamide
maftir
maftirs
mafufunyana
mag
mag tape
mag wheel
mag wheels
magadiite
magadiites
magainin

Literary usage of Mafioso

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1. The Spell of Sicily: The Garden of the Mediterranean by Will Seymour Monroe (1909)
"It has neither regulations nor {'statutes. A mafioso is not a thief nor a rascal; : and if for an outward meaning of the word ..."

2. Sicily, the New Winter Resort: An Encyclopaedia of Sicily by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1907)
"A mafioso is not a thief nor a rascal ; and if for an outward meaning of the word the quality of mafioso has been applied to the thief and the rascal, ..."

3. Picturesque Sicily by William Agnew Paton (1897)
"Every Capo mafioso seeks to secure as his partisans the assassins and malefactors of his district; he invites alliances with the Capi Mafiosi of other ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1877)
"... and his goods by dint of his own personal prowess and influence, without having any recourse to law or the constituted authorities, he is mafioso. ..."

5. Mysteries of Police and Crime: A General Survey of Wrongdoing and Its Pursuit by Arthur Griffiths (1899)
"The mafioso who fails in any of these respects is declared infamous—in other words, he is sentenced to ... The mafioso used to be organised in three groups: ..."

6. Sicily, the Garden of the Mediterranean: The History, People, Institutions by Will Seymour Monroe (1909)
"... the quality of mafioso has been applied to the thief and the rascal, it is simply because the greater part of the public has had no time to reflect upon ..."

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