A groupie who follows his favorite musical act from town to town is an example of an aficionado.
Origin of aficionadoSpanish past participle of aficionar ; from Medieval Latin an unverified form affectionare, to like, be devoted to ; from Classical Latin affectio: see affection
Origin of aficionadoSpanish, past participle of aficionar, to induce a liking for, from afición, liking, from Latin affectiō, affectiōn-; see affection.
(plural aficionados or aficionadi)
aficionado - Computer Definition
A Spanish word that means fan, devotee, enthusiast, etc. There are loyal aficionados of every subject in the computer field.