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]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˌfɪʃ.(j)əˈnɑː.dəʊ/, /əˌfɪʃ.i.əˈnɑː.dəʊ/, /əˌfɪs.jəˈnɑː.dəʊ/, /æˌfɪʃ.jɒˈnɑː.dəʊ/, (imitating Spanish) /æ.fiː.θjəʊ.ˈnɑːðəʊ/[1][2][3]
  • (General American) IPA(key): /əˌfɪʃ.(j)əˈnɑ.doʊ/, /əˌfɪʃ.i.əˈnɑ.doʊ/, /əˌfi.ʃ(i).əˈnɑ.doʊ/, /əˌfɪs.jəˈnɑ.doʊ/, /əˌfɪs.i.əˈnɑ.doʊ/, /əˌfi.si.əˈnɑ.doʊ/, (imitating Spanish) /ɑˌfi.θjɔˈnɑ.ðɔ/, /ɑˌfi.sjɔˈnɑ.ðɔ/[4][5][6][7][8]
  • The Spanish pronunciation is [a.fi.θjoˈna.ð̞o].

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.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Chambers Dictionary, 9th Ed., 2003
  2. ^ aficionado”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  3. ^ aficionado” in the Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ aficionado” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  5. ^ aficionado”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
  6. ^ aficionado”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  7. ^ aficionado” in the Collins English Dictionary
  8. ^ aficionado” in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Longman.

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish aficionado. Doublet of affectionné.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

aficionado m (plural aficionados)

  1. aficionado (all senses)

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Spanish aficionado. Doublet of affezionato.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.fi.sjoˈna.do/
  • Rhymes: -ado
  • Hyphenation: a‧fi‧cio‧nà‧do

Noun[edit]

aficionado m (plural aficionados)

  1. fan, supporter
    Synonyms: sostenitore, tifoso
  2. (loosely) regular, habitué
    Synonym: habitué

References[edit]

  • aficionado in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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]
  • (file)

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, supporter (person who likes and supports a sports team or an athlete very much)
    Synonyms: fan, (Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay) hincha, seguidor
    Él es un aficionado del Real Madrid.He is a fan of Real Madrid.
  2. fan, hobbyist (person who is interested in an activity or a subject as a hobby)
    Soy un gran aficionado al béisbol.I'm a big baseball fan.
  3. amateur, aficionado
    Synonym: amateur
    No vendo mis cuadros; soy una pintora aficionada.I don't sell my paintings; I'm just an amateur painter.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: aficionado
  • French: aficionado

Verb[edit]

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

  1. Masculine singular past participle of aficionar.

Further reading[edit]