Synonyms of mafia


1. Mafia, Maffia, Cosa Nostra, syndicate, crime syndicate, mob, family

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

2. Mafia, Maffia, Sicilian Mafia, organized crime, gangland, gangdom

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

3. mafia, maffia, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp

usage: any tightly knit group of trusted associates

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