noun, plural mafiosi [mah-fee-oh-see] , mafiosos. (sometimes initial capital letter)
a member of a Mafia or of a mafia.

1870–75; < Italian, equivalent to Mafi(a) Mafia + -oso < Latin -ōsus (see -ous) Unabridged
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mafioso (ˌmæfɪˈəʊsəʊ, Italian mafiˈoso)
n , pl -sos, -si
a person belonging to the Mafia

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Mostly atmospherics, but then, many a mafioso got in trouble for less.
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