noun (plural aficionados)
- A person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime: a crossword aficionadoMore 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.
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-) '(favourable) disposition towards' (see affection).