amigo

[uh-mee-goh, ah-mee-; Spanish ah-mee-gaw]

noun, plural a·mi·gos [uh-mee-gohz; Spanish ah-mee-gaws] /əˈmi goʊz; Spanish ɑˈmi gɔs/.

a friend, especially a male friend.

Origin of amigo

1830–40, Americanism; < Spanish < Latin amīcus
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British Dictionary definitions for amigo

amigo

noun plural -gos

a friend; comrade

Word Origin for amigo

Spanish, from Latin amicus
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Word Origin and History for amigo
n.

"friend, comrade," often a form of address, 1837, American English (first attested in the phrase adios, Amigo), from Spanish amigo, literally "friend," from Latin amicus "friend," related to amare "to love" (see Amy).

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