Definitions

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

  • n. A woman who is a devotee or fan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A devoted admirer. A female aficionado.

Etymologies

Spanish, feminine of aficionado, aficionado; see aficionado.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is the kind of event that can make all other film festivals seem unexciting, especially for an Arab film aficionada like me.

    E. Nina Rothe: Doha Tribeca Film Fest 2011: Nadine Labaki's Latest, Antonio Banderas, and the Wonder of Black Gold

  • It's every girl's dream, and last weekend, restaurateur and fashion aficionada Elizabeth An and couture curator Christos Garkinos of

    Tina Daunt: A Magical Fusion of Food and Fashion

  • Restaurateur and fashion aficionada Elizabeth An made it real for a glittering group of invited guests from across Orange County society

    Tina Daunt: A Magical Fusion of Food and Fashion

  • Because I loves me some seanan_mcguire, and while I never watched The West Wing nor read Transmetropolitan, I am a big ol' Zombie aficionada.

    seanan_mcguire: Brilliance in marketing.

  • Rumor (or is it Rumour?) has that, in her junior high days, Sheila was an aficionado (or is it aficionada?) of ground guinea pig on crackers.

    dear clusterflock | clusterflock

  • With those credentials as well as being an aficionada of Keith Olberman's nightly "Worst Person in the World" shtick, I recently decided to start my own list of the Stupidest Women in America (SWIAA ™).

    Gloria Feldt: Ann Coulter Needs Perfecting

  • Under your watch, the Bush aficionada obstinately challenged the patriotism of the voices of America's watchmen.

    "An Open Letter To Mr. Bush"

  • In respecting hirn~ Sefiora Evans, you become a true aficionada.

    Mexico

  • The first -- it was hard to admit this, even to himself -- was none other than the child-woman of the Shaandaar, his loyal ally in that nightmare time which he was now trying so mightily to conceal behind banalities and mists, the aficionada of the martial arts, Hanif Johnson's lover, Mishal Sufyan.

    The Satanic Verses

  • Michael Dweck, left; Brent Winebrenner, rightCigar aficionada A young Habanera, left, puffs to pop-rock at a David Torrens concert in 2009; 19th-century frescoes near Trinidad, Cuba.

    NYT > Home Page

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