What does mafia mean?

Definitions for mafiaˈmɑ fi ə, ˈmæf i ə

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

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. 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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  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. Mark Kleiman:

    The Mafia abandoned alcohol.

  2. Hamed Kouyate:

    You're in the hands of the mafia.

  3. Imam Taha Tawil:

    We cannot blame Catholics for the Mafia.

  4. Pierpaolo Romani:

    When the mafia strikes, it is much more subtle and effective.

  5. Hamed Kouyate:

    Once you're there, you're trapped, you're in the hands of the mafia.

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