Definition of aficionado in English:

aficionado

Syllabification: a·fi·ci·o·na·do
Pronunciation: /əˌfiSH(ē)əˈnädō, əˌfisyə-
 
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noun (plural aficionados)

A person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime: aficionados of the finest wines
More example sentences
  • Still, his aficionado's enthusiasm for Wagner's operas numbs him to the sensitivities and dilemmas of others.
  • Christmas comes early for opera aficionados and classical music enthusiasts.
  • To architectural aficionados and style buffs, it's the only one of the many property programmes worth watching.
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Origin

mid 19th century (denoting a devotee of bullfighting): from Spanish, 'amateur', past participle of aficioner 'become fond of' used as a noun, based on Latin affectio(n-) '(favorable) disposition toward' (see affection).

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