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Sometimes we use words. Often, they’re made up. When we do make them up, you’ll find their definitions on this page.

Mafedy

A subgenre that incorporates elements both of comedy and mafia films. Hence, a Mafedy.

Origin: Watching Prizzi’s Honor again really provides an opportunity to see how John Huston and original author Richard Condon really were working to create a new subgenre, the Mafedy.

Usage: It’s rare to find a genre mashup as strange as a Mafedy, because they usually don’t work very well. Case in point – Jane Austen’s Mafia!

First Used: Prizzi’s Honor