Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.

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  • n. A person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a particular interest or activity; a fan or devotee.

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  • n. a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
  • n. a fan of bull fighting

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Spanish, past participle of aficionar, to induce a liking for, from afición, liking, from Latin affectiō, affectiōn-; see affection.

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From Spanish, past participle of aficionar, to inspire affection, from afición, affection, from Latin affectio

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