What does mafia mean?

Definitions for mafiaˈmɑ fi ə, ˈmæf i ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mafia, Maffia, Cosa Nostra(noun)

    a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia

  2. Mafia, Maffia, Sicilian Mafia(noun)

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

  3. mafia, maffia(noun)

    any tightly knit group of trusted associates

Wiktionary

  1. Mafia(ProperNoun)

    An international criminal organization of Sicilian origin operating in Italy and the United States.

  2. Mafia(ProperNoun)

    Any organized crime syndicate operating internationally in high-level organized crime; .

    Somehow he managed to piss off the Russian Mafia.

  3. mafia(Noun)

    A crime syndicate

  4. mafia(Noun)

    A trusted group of associates of a political leader

  5. mafia(Noun)

    An in-group

  6. Origin: From mafia, from mafia, from مهجس.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mafia in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mafia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jean Robinson:

    You know, we are dealing with the mafia here, the old -- the old SourceAmerica mafia.

  2. Jean Robinson:

    That's the way they play the game. We are dealing with the Mafia here, the old SourceAmerica Mafia.

  3. Fahmi Radhy:

    It's good to choose (Soetjipto) as Pertamina CEO because he hasn't been contaminated by the oil and gas mafia.

  4. Russell Wayne Baker:

    A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.

  5. Rosario Crocetta:

    This is a political mafia attack, the goal is not only the forests and land speculation … This is also an attack on a government that fights the Mafia ; it is a frightening mob attack.

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