aficionado

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish aficionado, past participle of aficionar (to inspire affection). Doublet of affectionate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əfɪsjəˈnɑːdəʊ/, /əfɪʃjəˈnɑːdəʊ/

Noun[edit]

aficionado (plural aficionados or aficionadoes or (rare, hypercorrect) aficionadi)

  1. (obsolete) An amateur bullfighter. [19th c.]
  2. A person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a particular interest or activity (originally bullfighting); a fan or devotee. [from 19th c.]
    Synonyms: admirer, buff, connoisseur, enthusiast, expert, fan, follower, lover; see also Thesaurus:fan
    Coordinate terms: buff, -phile
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page ix:
      To the "closet" taxonomist and aficionado of nomenclatural exercises, such emphasis may seem an intrusion.
    • 2020 August 26, Andrew Mourant, “Reinforced against future flooding”, in Rail, page 58:
      A journey along the Conwy Valley line is one to savour for aficionados of scenic railways.

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish aficionado.

Noun[edit]

aficionado m (plural aficionados)

  1. aficionado (all senses)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aficionar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /afiθjoˈnado/, [a.fi.θjoˈna.ð̞o]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /afisjoˈnado/, [a.fi.sjoˈna.ð̞o]

Adjective[edit]

aficionado (feminine aficionada, masculine plural aficionados, feminine plural aficionadas)

  1. fond
  2. amateur

Noun[edit]

aficionado m (plural aficionados, feminine aficionada, feminine plural aficionadas)

  1. fan, hobbyist, aficionado (person who is interested in an activity or a subject as a hobby)
    Synonym: fan
    Soy un gran aficionado al beisbol.I'm a big baseball fan.
  2. amateur
    Synonym: amateur

Descendants[edit]

  • English: aficionado
  • French: aficionado

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