a·fi·cio·na·do (ə-fĭsh′ē-ə-nädō, -fĭs′ē-, -fē′sē-)
n. pl. a·fi·cio·na·dos
An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.
[Spanish, past participle of aficionar, to induce a liking for, from afición, liking, from Latin affectiō, affectiōn-; see AFFECTION.]
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