aficionado

[uh-fish-yuh-nah-doh; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-thaw, ah-fee-syaw-]
noun, plural aficionados [uh-fish-yuh-nah-dohz; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-thaws] .
an ardent devotee; fan, enthusiast.


Origin:
1835–45; < Spanish: literally, amateur, past participle in -ado -ate1 of aficionar to engender affection, equivalent to afición affection1 + -ar infinitive suffix

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aficionado (əˌfɪʃjəˈnɑːdəʊ, Spanish afiθjoˈnaðo)
 
n , pl -dos
1.  an ardent supporter or devotee: a jazz aficionado
2.  a devotee of bullfighting
 
[Spanish, from aficionar to arouse affection, from aficionaffection]

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aficionado
1845, from Sp., "amateur," spec. "devotee of bullfighting," lit. "fond of," from aficion "affection," from L. affectionem (see affection).
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Example sentences
Renee was a symphony devotee, art aficionado and collector, and a caring and
  devoted housewife.
It would make a fine humorous stocking-filler for the jokier design aficionado.
Ervin was a cigar aficionado and had a vast collection of the world's finest
  cigars.
Surely some enterprising design aficionado already has fantasies about
  feathering his breakfast nook.
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