noun, plural a·fi·cio·na·dos [uh-fish-yuh-nah-dohz; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-th aws] /əˌfɪʃ yəˈnɑ doʊz; Spanish ɑˌfi θyɔˈnɑ ðɔs/.
Examples from the Web for aficionado
So she was an aficionado of classical music, for soundtracks or otherwise?‘Mozart in the Jungle’: Inside Amazon’s Brave New World of Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music|Kevin Fallon|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the aficionado or the neophyte, Comics is a useful overview of a richly creative period in a burgeoning art.
Each is expertly introduced by Michael Sims, an aficionado of the genre.
Since, then I have become an aficionado of the publicly uttered F-word.
Shushannah Walshe came aboard as our Sarah Palin aficionado.
Every man and boy in Spain is an aficionado, a bullfight "fan," a frantic bullfight "bug."The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
British Dictionary definitions for aficionado
noun plural -dos (-dəʊz, Spanish -ðos)
Word Origin for aficionado
Word Origin and History for aficionado
1845, from Spanish aficionado "amateur," specifically "devotee of bullfighting," literally "fond of," from afición "affection," from Latin affectionem (see affection). "Most sources derive this word from the Spanish verb aficionar but the verb does not appear in Spanish before 1555, and the word aficionado is recorded in the 1400's" [Barnhart]. In English, originally of devotees of bullfighting; in general use by 1882.