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noun. ['ˈmɑːfiːə'] any tightly knit group of trusted associates.
Rhymes with Mafia
How do you pronounce mafia?
Pronounce mafia as ˈmɑfiə.
US - How to pronounce mafia in American English
UK - How to pronounce mafia in British English
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
noun. a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia.