capo capo  /ˈkɑ poʊ/


  • (n) the head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate


  1. He might become what the Mafia calls capo di tutti capi-boss of all bosses.
  2. His longtime partner in crime and successor as capo dei capi, Bernardo Provenzano, has also stayed mum since his capture near Corleone in 2006.
  3. A low-profile capo, or captain, Gambino avoids the flamboyant dress and behavior that so quickly drew attention to current Boss John Gotti.


  1. New restaurants bring new energy to lakefront

    Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: | Twitter: @billcapo NEW OLREANS — The iconic lighthouse is back on the lakefront and there are two new restaurants near it where there are spectacular views of the lake and harbor. "I love watching the lake. I like watching the boats," said Carol Dogan, customer at a patio table at Brisbi's. "It's just very calming." "Look around, it's ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans

  2. Action Report: BBB warns about 'The Nanny Scam'

    Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: | Twitter: @billcapo NEW ORLEANS -- A New Orleans woman who applied for a new job almost lost a small fortune to a con artist posing as a fake employer. "I applied for the job," said New Orleans resident Keisha, "and they sent me an email back stating that they are from England, and they are moving back in town, and they need someone to take ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans

  3. Action Report: Carrollton sinkhole gets filled

    Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: | Twitter: @billcapo NEW ORLEANS -- There's a nice fresh asphalt patch on Cohn Street, and when the city crews arrived with a truckload of asphalt, the neighbors were so excited they sent me pictures and almost threw a party. "My wife screamed, 'They're here!'" laughed Joe Perdue. "'Who's here?' They're here to fix the sinkhole!" "And I ran ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans

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  1. "We always look up to her to make final decisions," Mr Waugh said. "She is capo di tutti capi of the gang."
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: Evelyn Waugh Source: Times Online

  2. "Chapman's Peak is like the Cipressa. Suikerbossie is like the Poggio (the last famous climb before the final charge down to the finish straight). There are other hills like the Capo Mele, Capo Berta and Capo Cervo. Like the Cycle Tour, the race...
    on Mar 9, 2008 By: Robert Hunter Source: Independent Online

  3. "Capo is one of my good friends so that would be an honour if I could get up there with him," Batman said today. "It would be a big honour, it's unbelievable to think that I could be up there with those guys."
    on Feb 18, 2005 By: Daniel Batman Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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