Definition of goodfella in English:

goodfella

noun

North american
informal
  • A gangster, especially a member of a Mafia family.

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

Pronunciation:

goodfella

/ˈɡo͝odˌfelə/