Aficionado meaning

ə-fĭshē-ə-nädō, -fĭsē-, -fēsē-
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A person who is highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and supportive of some sport, art, etc.
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An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.
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The definition of an aficionado is a person who is a fan of something.

A groupie who follows his favorite musical act from town to town is an example of an aficionado.

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A Spanish word that means fan, devotee, enthusiast, etc. There are loyal aficionados of every subject in the computer field.
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A person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a particular interest or activity; a fan or devotee.

The festival is filled with aficionados of all types of music.

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Origin of aficionado

  • Spanish past participle of aficionar to induce a liking for from afición liking from Latin affectiō affectiōn- affection

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish, past participle of aficionar, to inspire affection, from afición, affection, from Latin affectio

    From Wiktionary