Thursday, October 09, 2008
Definitions for aficionado
- An enthusiastic admirer; a fan.
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Citations for aficionado
An aficionado of Chinese food, Diffie was also known for carrying around a pair of elegant chopsticks, much the way a serious billiard player totes his favorite cue.
Aficionados of spy fiction may find the plot by itself enough to keep them reading -- the book is certainly never boring.
Origin of aficionado
Aficionado derives from Spanish aficionar, "to induce a liking for," from afición, "a liking for."