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[uh-mee-goh, ah-mee-; Spanish ah-mee-gaw] /əˈmi goʊ, ɑˈmi-; Spanish ɑˈmi gɔ/
noun, plural amigos
[uh-mee-gohz; Spanish ah-mee-gaws] /əˈmi goʊz; Spanish ɑˈmi gɔs/ (Show IPA)
a friend, especially a male friend.
Origin of amigo
1830-40, Americanism; < Spanish < Latin amīcus Unabridged
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Examples from the web for amigo
  • Do not project your glaring incompetence on me, amigo.
  • You're breathing air that hasn't been breathed in thousands of years, amigo.
  • amigo scooters and adult strollers are available for visitors with disabilities.
British Dictionary definitions for amigo


/æˈmiːɡəʊ; ə-/
noun (pl) -gos
a friend; comrade
Word Origin
Spanish, from Latin amicus
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Word Origin and History for amigo

"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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