Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Spanish, past participle of aficionar, to induce a liking for, from afición, liking, from Latin affectiō, affectiōn-; see affection.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish, past participle of aficionar, to inspire affection, from afición, affection, from Latin affectio (Wiktionary)

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