Mafioso

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Mafioso Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
  • a member of the Sicilian Mafia

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a member of the Sicilian Mafia ,
  • a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States

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Mafioso Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Mafia is a crime group working in many parts of the world that was created in Italy more than 200 years ago. The mafia makes money from crime. They make billions of dollars a year from such crimes as making and selling illegal drugs, money laundering, from stealing, gambling and prostitution.

The mafia in Italy have been around for hundreds of years. They work in the areas of Calabria, Sicily, Naples and Apulia which are all areas in the South of Italy.



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  • Mafioso Memoir Wins Sicilian Book Prize; Outrage Ensues
    Malerba , a book which recounts the life, crimes and education of Giuseppe Grassonelli – an erstwhile ‘savage criminal’ by his own admission – emerged triumphant in this year’s [Leonardo] Sciascia-Racalmare prize on Sunday” – defeating a book by the daughter of a judge who was assassinated for pursuing the Mafia. Read more on this news related to 'Mafioso'
  • James Gandolfini is a Mafia target, not a Mafioso, in the crime drama The Drop
    James Gandolfini's wintry silences and bitter outbursts are just enough to merit seeing The Drop , director Michaël R. Roskam's slice of crime life set in Brooklyn. In a way, this is Tony Soprano's swan song, but there's one important difference: Here the late Gandolfini plays Cousin Marv, a beaten-down dive-bar owner who owes the local Chechen Read more on this news related to 'Mafioso'
  • Raekwon's "Heard It All Before" Is the Latest Reimagining of a Classic Hit
    It's Throwback Thursday and you all know what that means! That's right, it's time to sit down, kick your feet up, and put on Raekwon's newest reimagining of classic hip-hop and pop hits. This week, the Wu Tang member and Mafioso rap pioneer takes on Sunshine Anderson's 2001 song, "Heard It All Before." Read more... Read more on this news related to 'Mafioso'

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