aficionada

noun

afi·​cio·​na·​da ə-ˌfi-sh(ē-)ə-ˈnä-də How to pronounce aficionada (audio)
-fē-,
-sē-ə-,
-ˌdä
: a woman who is an aficionado

Examples of aficionada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under the guidance of her friend, the writer and spiritualist Gerald Heard, Mrs. Luce became an aficionada of LSD. New York Times, 17 Nov. 2021 Instead, this architecture aficionada is renovating and restoring a 1950s bungalow in the Hollywood Hills with a relatively cozy footprint of 1,815 square feet. Samantha Swenson, ELLE Decor, 5 Dec. 2019 On the flip side, many an ice aficionada fills her trays with berries, flowers and herbs – frozen fossils that dress up chill concoctions. Leah Eskin, charlotteobserver, 25 July 2017 On the flip side, many an ice aficionada fills her trays with berries, flowers and herbs — frozen fossils that dress up chill concoctions. Leah Eskin, chicagotribune.com, 19 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Spanish, feminine of aficionado aficionado

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aficionada was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Aficionada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aficionada. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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