HBO releases a ‘Video Sopranos Dictionary’

A new 10-minute video from HBO interprets some of the most confusing mafia lingo used throughout the award-winning series, The Sopranos.

The series first debuted in 1999 and ran for six seasons. It is still considered the most successful HBO series ever.

The video is full of clips from the hit show that feature often used lingo by Italian-American mobsters. Some of the terms are more ‘show’ language than actual mobster language, for example, “gabagool,” which is a Northeastern U.S. used term for Capocollo, a type of pork cold cut.

Another word people might need help with is “Madone,” which according to the video is “an abbreviation for Madonna, invoked to convey heartfelt surprise at news, typically of the unfortunate variety. My Lord, My Heavens, etc.”

Another term is “Stugots,” which is an “English term derived from Italian referencing male genitalia[,] also the name of the Sopranos’ boat.”

I haven’t watched The Sopranos in a while but this video sure brought back some great memories. James Gandolfini is sorely missed. RIP.

The 10-minute video is packed with many obscure phrases and words. Consider it a helpful tool to know what the hell they’re trying to say! Check out the video below and take your crash course in ‘The Sopranos’ Mafia Lingo.’

And while we are on the subject of The Sopranos, this clip from MADtv is, in my opinion, hysterical.
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