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aficionado

[ uh-fish-yuh-nah-doh; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-thaw, ah-fee-syaw- ]
/ 蓹藢f瑟蕛 y蓹藞n蓱 do蕣; Spanish 蓱藢fi 胃y蓴藞n蓱 冒蓴, 蓱藢fi sy蓴- /
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noun, plural a路fi路cio路na路dos [uh-fish-yuh-nah-dohz; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-thaws]. /蓹藢f瑟蕛 y蓹藞n蓱 do蕣z; Spanish 蓱藢fi 胃y蓴藞n蓱 冒蓴s/.
an ardent devotee; fan, enthusiast.
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Sometimes af路fi路cio路na路do .

Origin of aficionado

First recorded in 1835鈥45; from Spanish: literally, 鈥渁mateur,鈥 past participle -ado (see -ate1) of aficionar 鈥渢o engender affection,鈥 equivalent to afici贸n affection1 + -ar infinitive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for aficionado

aficionado
/ (蓹藢f瑟蕛j蓹藞n蓱藧d蓹蕣, Spanish afi胃jo藞na冒o) /

noun plural -dos (-d蓹蕣z, Spanish -冒os)
an ardent supporter or devoteea jazz aficionado
a devotee of bullfighting

Word Origin for aficionado

Spanish, from aficionar to arouse affection, from afici贸n affection
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