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amigo

[uh-mee-goh, ah-mee-; Spanish ah-mee-gaw]
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noun, plural a·mi·gos [uh-mee-gohz; Spanish ah-mee-gaws] /əˈmi goʊz; Spanish ɑˈmi gɔs/.
  1. a friend, especially a male friend.
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Origin of amigo

1830–40, Americanism; < Spanish < Latin amīcus
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Examples from the Web for amigo

Historical Examples

  • Well, amigo, I must look you up something else; but now for dinner.

    Captain Brand of the "Centipede"

    H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise

  • But my name, amigo, Henry Allègre had taken from me like all the rest of what I had been once.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • Oh, amigo George, my dear fellow-conspirator for the king—the king.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • Thou knowest, also, amigo Rafael, that I have been a gatherer of curios.

  • A few signs, which he well knew how to make, and the word “amigo!”

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid


British Dictionary definitions for amigo

amigo

noun plural -gos
  1. a friend; comrade
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Word Origin

Spanish, from Latin amicus
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Word Origin and History for amigo

n.

"friend, comrade," often a form of address, 1837, American English (first attested in the phrase adios, Amigo), from Spanish amigo, literally "friend," from Latin amicus "friend," related to amare "to love" (see Amy).

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