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

  • n. A friend.

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  • n. friend
  • n. Mexican

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A friend; -- a Spanish term applied in the Philippine Islands to friendly natives.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A friend: used specifically, in the Philippine Islands, for a native who is not hostile to the United States.

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

  • n. a friend or comrade

Etymologies

Spanish, from Latin amīcus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish, from Latin amicus ("friend"), derived from amare ("love"). Compare Catalan amic, Esperanto amiko, French ami, Ido amiko, Interlingua amico, Italian amico, Novial amike, Portuguese amigo, Romanian amic, Sardinian amícu, Spanish amigo. (Wiktionary)

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