Definition of "mafia" []

  • Any group considered to resemble the Mafia (noun)
  • A crime syndicate. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • A trusted group of associates, as of a political leader. (noun)
  • An entity which attempts to control a specified arena. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "mafia" in a sentence
  • "I don't think the term 'mafia' was over the top and of course he did also deny any knowledge of wrongdoing."
  • "The term mafia has been used to describe exactly this effect before, especially when it comes to PayPal and now"
  • "Instead the term mafia must be used very carefully in Italy."