1. mafia

noun. ['ˈmɑːfiːə'] any tightly knit group of trusted associates.


  • coterie
  • camp
  • clique
  • inner circle
  • ingroup
  • pack


  • unpack
  • empty
  • disarrange
  • decompress

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Rhymes with Mafia

  • adelphia
  • arkadelphia
  • delphia
  • maffia
  • philadelphia
  • salafia
  • sophia

How do you pronounce mafia?

Pronounce mafia as ˈmɑfiə.

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Sentences with mafia

1. Noun, singular or mass
Gangsters and the mafia have over time become icons of American culture that have surpassed their actual origins.

Quotes about mafia

1. You know, Castle's the kind of guy that when he meets somebody, that's a connection for him. He remains connected to the people that he meets. That's the kind of guy he is, be they criminals, gangster rappers, mafia guys, art thieves, whoever it is, he nurtures those relationships.
- Nathan Fillion

2. There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia.
- Kurt Vonnegut

2. Mafia

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


  • family
  • Cosa Nostra
  • mafioso
  • crime syndicate
  • mob
  • syndicate

3. Mafia

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


  • Sicilian Mafia
  • gangland
  • mafioso
  • gangdom
  • organized crime


  • parent
  • buy