Synonyms for aficionados

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-fish-yuh-nah-doh; Spanish ah-fee-thyaw-nah-th aw, ah-fee-syaw-
Phonetic Transcription : əˌfɪʃ yəˈnɑ doʊ; Spanish ɑˌfi θyɔˈnɑ ðɔ, ɑˌfi syɔ-

Définition of aficionados

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.
  • noun fan
Example sentences :
  • The operation is witnessed by aficionados, who pay a fee for the privilege.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Seville » by Walter M. Gallichan
  • Every city and provincial town of Spain has its aficionados of bull-fighting.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Seville » by Walter M. Gallichan
  • A Bunch of fellas—the current crop of aficionados—were inside the store, making lots of noise over the news.
  • Extract from : « The Planet Strappers » by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Indeed, among collectors and aficionados of the fantastic there was for a time debate as to its actual existence.
  • Extract from : « Edison's Conquest of Mars » by Garrett Putnam Serviss
  • It is a great thing for the aficionados who may imagine in that bellowing the the gladiator's hail of Morituri salutant.
  • Extract from : « Familiar Spanish Travels » by W. D. Howells
  • It is popular in Seville, and like bull-fighting, the sport has its aficionados in every town and hamlet.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Seville » by Walter M. Gallichan

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