An Italian-American without class who is employed by the Mafia in a low-ranking
position. Usually employed as "muscle" but can also
be a bag-man, money collector, bookie, etc. Has very little chance of advancing in the Mob because of his substandard intelligence, lack of initiative/creativity, and disregard for cultural sophistication. Tends to dress flashy
and a bit garish, i.e. suit coats with t-shirts and gold chains. Often found hanging
around strip clubs, late-night diners, or other
unofficial places of business.
Note: Can also
apply to Sicilians/the Sicilian mob, or to low-ranking
members of the Italian organized crime mobs
which are not officially "Mafia".