mafioso mafioso

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a member of the Sicilian Mafia
  2. (n) a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States

Usage(s):

  1. Open ambition is a dangerous thing for a mafioso.
  2. But the FARC's overwhelming strength sprang from sources as mafioso as they were military.
  3. He's depicted delivering death threats like a movie mafioso, expecting fealty like a feudal lord and bringing woe upon anyone who asks for back-end profit participation.

News

  • Saucy survivor tells tales of ‘Blue Eyes’

    Among the hit men, bookies and other characters captured on state police surveillance video of James “Whitey” Bulger’s Lancaster Street headquarters in 1980, one stood out — the only woman seen in that gangster sanctum in the images released so far, the unsinkable blond bombshell Eva “Liz” McDonough, moll of the late Mafioso Nicky Giso.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "His success in binding what is a disintegrating nation together with an economy that was collapsing into Mafioso style chaos, his success in that must be balanced against the fact there have been huge attacks on individual liberty and on...
    on Nov 26, 2006 By: Peter Hain Source: Washington Post

  2. "The Italians were all disappointed when they were eliminated because Matarrese, who like Blatter is a mafioso, had already tried to fix an Italy - Germany final," said Maradona. "They were so annoyed they accused myself and Canniggia of...
    on May 21, 2008 By: Diego Maradona Source: Goal.com

  3. Asked if that was the image of Italians in Ireland, Trapattoni replied with a smile: "I am not Mafioso."
    on Oct 9, 2009 By: Giovanni Trapattoni Source: BBC Sport

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