Mafioso definition

mäfē-ōsō
A member of the Mafia.
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A member of the Mafia.
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A member of any mafia.
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Alternative capitalization of Mafioso.
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A member of the Mafia.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mafioso
Plural:
mafiosi, mafiosos

Origin of mafioso

  • Italian mafioso alteration (influenced by -oso -ous) of earlier mafiuso from Sicilian mafiusu swaggering, cocky of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition