aficionado aficionado  /ə ˌfiʃ jə ˈnɑ ˌdoʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
  2. (n) a fan of bull fighting

Usage(s):

  1. An ancient-history aficionado and would-be Julius Caesar, Maranzano aspired to be boss of all bosses.
  2. After some bouncing around, they now live with a generous juggling aficionado in a mansion about an hour outside Los Angeles.
  3. A film aficionado, Kim reportedly has a collection of as many as 20,000 films.

News

  1. 'Readers' Night Out' is literature for a cause

    If you’re a bookworm — an aficionado of the well-turned phrase — then be sure to catch tonight’s “Readers’ Night Out.”
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

  2. Miniature baseball stadiums on display at museum

    UNION – Rockton resident and baseball aficionado Bill Rose will bring his collection of baseball stadiums to the McHenry County Historical Society Museum.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Northwest Herald

  3. 'Pantsuit aficionado' Hillary Clinton joins Twitter - 'I'll take it from here'

    Getty ImagesSecretary of State Hillary Clinton WASHINGTON — Twitter, meet @HillaryClinton. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, describing herself with a dash of humor as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon." The former New York senator and first lady sent out her first tweet under...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "We decided that we would not declare his obituary now, other than to say that he's the winningest coach in our history, four 30-0 seasons, and the ultimate aficionado of our game," Stern said. "We hope he's in peace right now, and we'll wait...
    on Jun 3, 2010 By: David Stern Source: msnbc.com

  2. "This is my first time (at the Newport festival)," said Chase. "It's a dream for me. ...... I've been a jazz aficionado all my life. ...... One of my daughters, Caley, is here with me and she's a jazz pianist and soaking it up."
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Chevy Chase Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Craig said: "I think somebody paid about £200,000 for this written off Aston Martin. It was a Bond aficionado."
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: Daniel Craig Source: Glasgow Daily Record

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