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Old 06 January 2015, 05:21 PM
overyonder overyonder is offline
 
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Ma·fi·a

any organized group using extortion and other criminal methods.
noun: mafia; plural noun: mafias
a closed group of people in a particular field, having a controlling influence.
noun: mafia
"the conservative top tennis mafia"

Origin
Italian (Sicilian dialect), originally in the sense ‘bragging.’
I've heard it was a shortened version of "Ma famiglia" = my family.

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