What does maffia mean?

Definitions for maffia

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word maffia.

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


  1. Maffia(ProperNoun)

    A less common spelling of Mafia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Maffia

    a Sicilian secret society which aims at boycotting the law-courts, superseding the law, and ruling the island; its chief weapon is the boycott; violence is only resorted to for vengeance; funds are raised by blackmail; popular support enables it to control elections, avoid legal proceedings, and influence industrial questions. The Italian government try in vain to put it down.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maffia in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maffia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Images & Illustrations of maffia

  1. maffiamaffiamaffia


Find a translation for the maffia definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these maffia definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"maffia." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 21 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/maffia>.

Are we missing a good definition for maffia? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for maffia:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.