aficionado

[ uh-fish-yuh-nah-doh; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-th aw, ah-fee-syaw- ]SEE DEFINITION OF aficionado

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Every man and boy in Spain is an aficionado, a bullfight "fan," a frantic bullfight "bug."

WORD ORIGIN

1845, from Spanish aficionado "amateur," specifically "devotee of bullfighting," literally "fond of," from afición "affection," from Latin affectionem (see affection). "Most sources derive this word from the Spanish verb aficionar but the verb does not appear in Spanish before 1555, and the word aficionado is recorded in the 1400's" [Barnhart]. In English, originally of devotees of bullfighting; in general use by 1882.

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adherent

nounsupporter or follower
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