One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A gangster, especially a member of a Mafia family.
- ‘If you notice a few goodfellas gawking every so often, don't reach for your pockets too quickly.’
- ‘Saturday nights are reserved by the goodfellas for their wives, and Fridays, for the mistresses.’
- ‘Bobby of course is the most sympathetic goodfella in the Soprano family.’
- ‘Compared to this, the goodfellas seem like sedentary sentimentalists, trapped animals rooted in dying communities, doomed territories.’
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