goomah

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian comare, "godmother". Popularised by American television drama The Sopranos (1999).

Noun[edit]

goomah (plural goomahs)

  1. (slang) (Italian-American slang) A mistress.
  2. (slang) The mistress of a Mafioso specifically.
    • 2004, Richard Greene, Peter Vernezze, The Sopranos and philosophy: I kill therefore I am (page 54)
      Not only was Ralph a "made guy," but, as Silvio pointed out, Tracee was not related to Tony by blood, nor was she his goomah.
    • 2008, Christopher J. Vincent, Paying respect to The Sopranos: a psychosocial analysis (page 25)
      Under the cover story of Tippy having worms and going to live on a farm, Johnny gave Tippy to his goomah, Fran, whose son renamed him Freckles.