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amiga

[uh-mee-guh, ah-mee-; Spanish ah-mee-gah] /əˈmi gə, ɑˈmi-; Spanish ɑˈmi gɑ/
noun, plural amigas
[uh-mee-guh z; Spanish ah-mee-gahs] /əˈmi gəz; Spanish ɑˈmi gɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a female friend.
Origin of amiga
< Spanish; feminine of amigo
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  • amiga mia; is there in your service one we can implicitly trust?

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • I have a wife and an amiga, or I should rather say two wives, for I am wedded to both.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • I have a wife, and an amiga, or I should rather say two wives, for I am wedded to both.

    The Bible in Spain George Borrow
  • "Adios, amiga mia," she said, her eyes innocently turning from the Señora Simpson to scan stealthily the northern slope.

    The Gringos B. M. Bower

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