aficionado

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish aficionado, past participle of aficionar (to inspire affection).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

aficionado (plural aficionados or aficionadoes or 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.]
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page ix
      To the "closet" taxonomist and aficionado of nomenclatural exercises, such emphasis may seem an intrusion.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish aficionado.

Noun[edit]

aficionado m (plural aficionados)

  1. aficionado (all senses)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /afiθjoˈnado/, [afiθjoˈnaðo]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. fond
  2. amateur

Noun[edit]

aficionado m (plural aficionados, feminine aficionada)

  1. fan
    Soy un gran aficionado al beisbol. - I'm a great baseball fan.
  2. amateur