[ uh-fish-yuh-nah-doh; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-thaw, ah-fee-syaw- ]
/ əˌfɪʃ yəˈnɑ doʊ; Spanish ɑˌfi θyɔˈnɑ ðɔ, ɑˌfi syɔ- /
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noun, plural a·fi·cio·na·dos [uh-fish-yuh-nah-dohz; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-thaws]. /əˌfɪʃ yəˈnɑ doʊz; Spanish ɑˌfi θyɔˈnɑ ðɔs/.
an ardent devotee; fan, enthusiast.
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Sometimes af·fi·cio·na·do .

Origin of aficionado

First recorded in 1835–45; from Spanish: literally, “amateur,” past participle -ado (see -ate1) of aficionar “to engender affection,” equivalent to afición affection1 + -ar infinitive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for aficionado

/ (əˌfɪʃjəˈnɑːdəʊ, Spanish afiθjoˈnaðo) /

noun plural -dos (-dəʊz, Spanish -ðos)
an ardent supporter or devoteea jazz aficionado
a devotee of bullfighting

Word Origin for aficionado

Spanish, from aficionar to arouse affection, from afición affection
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