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a·fi·cio·na·do

 (ə-fĭsh′ē-ə-nä′dō, -fĭs′ē-, -fē′sē-)
n. pl. a·fi·cio·na·dos
An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.

[Spanish, past participle of aficionar, to induce a liking for, from afición, liking, from Latin affectiō, affectiōn-; see affection.]

aficionado

(əˌfɪʃjəˈnɑːdəʊ; Spanish afiθjoˈnaðo)
n, pl -dos (-dəʊz; Spanish -ðos)
1. an ardent supporter or devotee: a jazz aficionado.
2. (Individual Sports, other than specified) a devotee of bullfighting
[Spanish, from aficionar to arouse affection, from afición affection]

a•fi•cio•na•do

(əˌfɪʃ yəˈnɑ doʊ, əˌfɪʃ ə-, əˌfi si ə-)

n., pl. -dos.
a devotee; fan.
[1835–45; < Sp: literally, amateur, past participle of aficionar to engender affection, v. derivative of afición affection1]

aficionado

an avid and informed devotee of bullflghting; now used of devotees of any sport, activity, or art.
See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aficionado - a fan of bull fighting
rooter, sports fan, fan - an enthusiastic devotee of sports
2.aficionado - a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performeraficionado - a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
buff, devotee, lover, fan - an ardent follower and admirer

aficionado

noun fan, lover, enthusiast, admirer, supporter, nut (slang), follower, addict, freak (informal), disciple, buff (informal), fanatic, devotee, connoisseur, adherent, votary You are obviously a jazz aficionado.
Translations

aficionado

[əˌfɪsjəˈnɑːdəʊ] Naficionado/a m/f

aficionado

[əˌfɪʃiəˈnɑːdəʊ əˌfɪʃəˈnɑːdəʊ] npassionné(e) m/f
an aficionado of sth → un(e) passionné(e) de qch
a jazz aficionado → un(e) passionné(e) de jazz

aficionado

n pl <-s> → Liebhaber(in) m(f)
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