aficionada

[ uh-fish-yuh-nah-duh; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-thah, ah-fee-syaw- ]
/ əˌfɪʃ yəˈnɑ də; Spanish ɑˌfi θyɔˈnɑ ðɑ, ɑˌfi syɔ- /

noun, plural a·fi·cio·na·das [uh-fish-yuh-nah-duhz; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-thahs]. /əˌfɪʃ yəˈnɑ dəz; Spanish ɑˌfi θyɔˈnɑ ðɑs/.

a woman who is an ardent devotee; fan; enthusiast.

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of aficionada

1950–55; <Spanish: feminine of aficionadoaficionado
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