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The top-level "management" of an organized crime
Family -- the boss, underboss and consigliere.
one who works with mobsters, but hasn't been asked
to take the vow of Omerta; an almost confirmed, or made guy.
a phrase indicating membership in the Family. If
there is a possibility for promotion, then the books are open. If not, the books
the head of the Family who runs the show. He
decides who gets made and who gets whacked. The boss also gets points from all
Family business; also see: don, chairman.
an organized crime Family.
the Family member who leads a crew; short for
to murder; also whack, hit, pop, burn, put a
code of silence:
not ratting on your colleagues once you've been
pinched -- no longer a strong virtue in organized crime families. Also see
to be made; see made guy.
the Family advisor, who is always consulted before
decisions are made.
speed; in particular, crystal meth.
the group of soldiers under the capo's command.
a young soldier striving to be made.
the head of the Family; see boss.
to keep for one's self; to be greedy.
an organized crime clan, like the Genoveses, the
Gottis, or the Sopranos.
a grand; a thousand dollars; also see large.
euphemism for organized crime.
The days before RICO.
goomah (sometimes pronounced "goomar"):
a Mafia mistress; also comare.
packed, carrying a weapon.
to murder; also see whack.
the interest paid to a loanshark for the loan;
also see vig.
To lay low, go into hiding.
a thousand, a grand, a G.
an indoctrinated member of the Family.
to whip someone into shape by frightening the shit
out of them.
mattresses, going to, taking it
to, or hitting the:
going to war with a rival clan or family.
placing the bullet in someone's body such that a
specific message is sent to that person's crew or family; see through the eye,
and through the mouth.
a single organized crime family; OR all organized
crime families together.
connected to the mob.
one who is in the mob.
to take a vow of silence in the Mafia, punishable
by death if not upheld.
a clan, or family within the Mafia.
percent of income; cut.
cleaning up, hiding or getting rid of evidence.
giving the boss a cut of the deal.
to get caught by the cops.
The Witness Protection Program.
one who snitches or squeals after having been
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
Act. Passed in 1970 to aid the government in clamping down on organized crime
activities, its scope has since been broadened to prosecute insider traders and
to blackmail or try to get money from someone;
also to give someone a scare.
the interest charged on loans by loansharks.
the business of loansharking.
the bottom-level member of an organized crime
Family, as in "foot soldiers."
to take a percentage of someone's earnings.
This Thing of Ours:
a mob family, or the entire mob.
through the eye:
a message job through the eye to say "We're
through the mouth:
a message job through the mouth to indicate that
someone WAS a rat.
the second in command to the boss.
the interest paid to a loanshark for the loan.
Abbreviation of vigorish; also see juice.
waste management business:
euphemism for organized crime.
to murder; also clip, hit, pop, burn, put a
a made guy.