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Meaning of MAFFIA

Pronunciation:  m'afeeu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (informal) any tightly knit group of trusted associates
  2. [n]  a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
  3. [n]  a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia

MAFFIA is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: Cosa Nostra, mafia, Sicilian Mafia
 See Also: camp, clique, coterie, gangdom, gangland, ingroup, inner circle, mafioso, mob, organized crime, pack, syndicate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Maf"fi*a\, Mafia \Ma"fi*a\, n. [It. maffia.]
A secret society which organized in Sicily as a political
organization, but is now widespread among Italians, and is
used to further or protect private interests, reputedly by
illegal methods.