In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mafioso masculinemafiosa feminine
- Brought up in a household of Mafiosi, living on the tough streets of Los Angeles, I was no fool about the violence other people do to each other.
- Being the first non-Italian Mafioso was a very attractive position; it would bring him the power and respect he had wanted since he was a teenager.
- As he knew himself, however, his father's own status as a Mafioso protected him from reprisals.
- Today, however, many senior Mafiosi in Italy and America have turned the state's evidence against the organisation.
- Hess also maintained that self-help promoted by self interest amongst individual Mafioso could often be mistaken for organizational solidarity.
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