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See also: nòvio



From Vulgar Latin *novius (newly wed), from Latin novus (new). Compare with the Portuguese noivo, Catalan nuvi.


  • IPA(key): /ˈnobjo/, [ˈno.β̞jo]


novio m (plural novios, feminine novia, feminine plural novias)

  1. boyfriend (romantic partner)
    Synonyms: enamorado, pareja
  2. fiancé
  3. bridegroom, groom

Usage notes[edit]

The noun novio is like most Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

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  • Catalan: nòvio
  • Cebuano: nobyo
  • Tagalog: nobyo

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