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He is an aficionado of fine cigars.
  someone who is enthusiastic about a particular subject
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aficionados aficionado
It might help you to remember the meaning of this word if you think of it as starting with "fan" and being a more sophisticated way of saying "fan".
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  • He is an aficionado of fine cigars.
  • a classical music aficionado
  • An aficionado is one who is passionate about the bull-fights.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • The jerks, the players, the wet T-shirt contest aficionados?
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • People always assume that because I am into classical music, I’m a jazz aficionado.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Despite the orgiastic rituals once held at the Arc du Carrousel, art aficionados revered this place for another reason entirely.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • But this was a banquet given him by a club of aficionados banded together into the Club Finito and it was necessary for him to give an appearance of gaiety and friendliness and merriment.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • A chapandaz, a highly skilled horseman usually patronized by rich aficionados, has to snatch a goat or cattle carcass from the midst of a melee, carry that carcass with him around the stadium at full gallop, and drop it in a scoring circle while a team of other chapandaz chases him and does everything in its power—kick, claw, whip, punch—to snatch the carcass from him.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • If you go through that history and keep count, the number of worlds that Lois has belonged to comes to eight: the actors, the writers, the doctors, the lawyers, the park-lovers, the politicians, the railroad buffs, and the flea market aficionados.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • You might like to read Mrs. Moodie’s poem ’The Maniac,’ if you are an aficionado of Sir Walter Scott.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace

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  • Were his mother and father musicians or aficionados who filled the house with the sounds of Beethoven and Ernest Bloch, B —L— —C-H?
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • It is worth recording that the aficionados were so shaken that only one in ten asked for their money back, and also that the London Daily Mirror made matters much worse by suggesting that the Spaniards adopt cricket as a new national sport.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Meanwhile, cocaine dealers and aficionados across the country, and perhaps also in the Caribbean and South America, were working on a safer version of distilled cocaine.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • …in 1962, and Jan and Dean their "Surf City" in 1963, with their utterly hedonistic message: Yeah, and there’s two swingin’ honeys for every guy And all you gotta do is just wink your eye These and other songs the Beach Boys Web site now calls "eternal anthems of American youth," and the millions of records they sold helped spread what had been to aficionados not just a sport but a whole way of life, lived on the beach, salt-caked and suntanned, with their own insider vocabulary.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The aficionados would be whispering among themselves now: "See how he stands.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • She now recalled that her grandfather—a wordplay aficionado and art lover—had entertained himself as a young man by creating anagrams of famous works of art.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • These men were aficionados.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • … Your friend, is he aficionado, too? … Montoya smiled at Bill.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • Those who were aficionados could always get rooms even when the hotel was full.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • Montoya said something about what great aficionados we were, and that we wanted to wish him luck.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • … Yes, … I said…. He’s a real aficionado…. …But he’s not aficionado like you are… Aficion means passion.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • … Yes, … I said…. He’s a real aficionado…. …But he’s not aficionado like you are… Aficion means passion.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • He came all the way from New York to see the San Fermines… … Yes? … Montoya politely disbelieved…. But he’s not aficionado like you…. He put his hand on my shoulder again embarrassedly.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • Langdon had never seen any evidence of the pendant, nor could he imagine how it could possibly reveal the Holy Grail, and yet Grail aficionados still discussed it ad nauseum on Internet bulletin boards and worldwide-web chat rooms.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Fun, you understand… …You’re not an aficionado? .
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
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Associated words [difficulty]:   aficionado [7] , machismo [6] , mano a mano [9]
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