[koh-zuh nohs-truh] /ˈkoʊ zə ˈnoʊs trə/

a secret association engaged in organized crime in the U.S., modeled after and affiliated with the Mafia.
/ˈkəʊsə ˈnɒstrə/
the branch of the Mafia that operates in the US

1963, “the Mafia in America,” from Italian, literally “this thing of ours.”


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