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[uh-mee-goh, ah-mee-; Spanish ah-mee-gaw] /əˈmi goʊ, ɑˈmi-; Spanish ɑˈmi gɔ/
noun, plural amigos
[uh-mee-gohz; Spanish ah-mee-gaws] /əˈmi goʊz; Spanish ɑˈmi gɔs/ (Show IPA)
a friend, especially a male friend.
Origin of amigo
1830-40, Americanism; < Spanish < Latin amīcus Unabridged
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  • 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
  • But, amigo, as you have learnt, this is a strange land—a country of quick changes.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • Your physiognomy, amigo, is more likely than your costume to beget suspicions.

    The Tiger Hunter Mayne Reid
  • When they were within a proper distance, they stopped, and called out amigo, amigo.

  • I should like to see you as you were writing, amigo de mi alma.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • "You will be good to my little Dolores, amigo mio," murmurs the old man.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
British Dictionary definitions for amigo


/æˈmiːɡəʊ; ə-/
noun (pl) -gos
a friend; comrade
Word Origin
Spanish, from Latin amicus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for amigo

"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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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