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Sicilian secret society
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Alternative clues for the word mafia
Group of gangs
The fellas in "GoodFellas"
Like eggs in omelets
Group that offers "protection"
"The Sopranos" subject
Group with rackets
A secret terrorist group in Sicily
(informal) any tightly knit group of trusted associates
Originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
Organized in families
A crime syndicate in the United States
Believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia
Any dominating group
"Valachi Papers" subject
Island in the Indian Ocean
Word definitions for mafia in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES ▪ the legal mafia EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ But the drug mafia also has infiltrated other law-enforcement agencies, the army captain alleged. ▪ Collusion between the mafia , police and political parties was routine for decades....
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
organized crime \organized crime\ n. Groups of persons organized for illegal purposes, such as bootlegging, conducting illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, etc.; -- a general term encompassing most forms of criminal groups, but especially those that...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A crime syndicate. 2 A trusted group of associates, as of a political leader. 3 (context in compound terms such as "moral mafia" English) An entity which attempts to control a specified arena.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1875, from Italian Mafia "Sicilian secret society of criminals" (the prevailing sense outside Sicily), earlier, "spirit of hostility to the law and its ministers," from Italian (Sicilian) mafia "boldness, bravado," probably from Arabic mahjas "aggressive,...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Mafia , also known as Werewolf , is a party game created in the USSR by Dmitry Davidoff in 1986 modelling a conflict between an informed minority, the mafia , and an uninformed majority, the innocents. At the start of the game, each player is secretly assigned...
Usage examples of mafia.
He is the leader of the Bianco crime family, the most powerful Mafia family in this country.
Unlike some Mafia families, the Biancos were fanatic about making certain that their Chairman, as they called him, was not being followed by the press, which was constantly trying to snap his picture.
The bank quickly expanded its activities and became the principal bank used by Lansky and his mobster associates for laundering money garnered from prostitution, drugs and other Mafia rackets.
Mafia hit the poor bastard because they mistook him for a fellow mafioso who owed money to the mob.
Opus, which he ran with obscure criterialike a Mafia shrouded in whitenot accepting papal magisterium when it failed to coincide with his way of thinking.
Mafia Winsome, mateless, stood undressed before the mirror, contemplating herself and little else.
And Mafia Winsome, mateless, stood undressed before the mirror, contemplating herself and little else.
USA Meeja Studies Mafia, police will have to make at least a pretence of looking elsewhere for their killer.
The father was murdered by contract, and his family, except for the daughter, had resigned themselves to his violent death by the Mafia.
Rocco Nobile, had come into the town, gotten himself installed as mayor and was now turning the city over to the Mafia.
The velocity of the heavier car swung the Mercedes into a centrifugal tailspin, almost welding it to the side of the Mafia vehicle in another shattering impact.
Hitler, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Nixon, Hoover, Mafia, CIA, Reagan, Kissinger, that collection of names and their tragic interweaving that stood not constellated above in any nightwide remotenesses of light, but below, diminished to the last unfaceable American secret, to be pressed, each time deeper, again and again beneath the meanest of random soles, one blackly fermenting leaf on the forest floor that nobody wanted to turn over, because of all that lived, virulent, waiting, just beneath.
The Japanese Yakuza, the Mafia, all the terrorists and extortionists in the world know different.
Just as Fascism in its time seized upon the ancient terroristic and blackmailing Mafia in Sicily and partly annexed it, partly changed it and so superseded it, just as the Nazi movement incorporated large chunks of the Communist party in its efforts to reformulate Germany, so now the Modern State fellowship grappled with the world-wide series of organizations which had superseded democratic institutions nearly everywhere, made every effort to capture the imaginations of their adherents, and showed the most unscrupulous boldness in seizing their direction whenever it could.
If the media ever found out that Slattery had handed the Russians to the Mafia, that he had made murder possible, both he and the bureau would have been sliced, diced, and tat toed Calling it a scandal would be like calling Vietnam a skirmish.