- a member of the Mafia
- a member of any mafia
Origin of MafiosoItalian
nounpl. Ma·fi·o·si or Ma·fi·o·sos
A member of the Mafia.
Origin of MafiosoItalian mafioso, alteration (influenced by -oso, -ous) of earlier mafiuso, from Sicilian mafiusu, swaggering, cocky, of unknown origin.
(plural mafiosos or mafiosi)
- Alternative capitalization of Mafioso