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Friday, June 30, 2006

Definitions for aficionado

  1. An enthusiastic admirer; a fan.

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Citations for aficionado
An aficionado of Chinese food, Diffie was also known for carrying around a pair of elegant chopsticks, much the way a serious billiard player totes his favorite cue. Steven Levy, Crypto
Aficionados of spy fiction may find the plot by itself enough to keep them reading -- the book is certainly never boring. Erik Tarloff, New York Times
Origin of aficionado
1835-1845
Aficionado derives from Spanish aficionar, "to induce a liking for," from afición, "a liking for."