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MAFIOSO (mafiosi)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mafioso mean? 

MAFIOSO (noun)
  The noun MAFIOSO has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: MAFIOSO used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAFIOSO (noun)


Sense 1mafioso [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of the Sicilian Mafia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("mafioso" is a kind of...):

Sicilian (a resident of Sicily)

Holonyms ("mafioso" is a member of...):

Maffia; Mafia; Sicilian Mafia (a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century)


Sense 2mafioso [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("mafioso" is a kind of...):

criminal; crook; felon; malefactor; outlaw (someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime)

Holonyms ("mafioso" is a member of...):

Cosa Nostra; Maffia; Mafia (a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia)


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