ami·​go ə-ˈmē-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce amigo (audio)
plural amigos
: friend
Special amigos Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston check out the sights in Granada, Spain.Cosmopolitan
… what's a few billion among amigos?William Greider

Examples of amigo in a Sentence

is it all right if I bring my amigo Ben to the party?
Recent Examples on the Web The last show Steely Dan played was September 20 and all October dates won’t feature the gaucho amigos. Devon Ivie, Vulture, 11 Oct. 2023 According to your co-stars, there’s a new amigo. Margy Rochlin, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2021 Your ego is not your amigo. Christian Espinosa, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 His amigo and countryman Alfonso Cuarón was also nominated — in the best short film category — as a producer of Le Pupille. Sigal Ratner-Arias, Billboard, 24 Jan. 2023 That fish — Portugal’s fiel amigo, or faithful friend — is still salted and dried here, though it is now pulled from Norwegian waters. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Forget who killed Tim Kono (Julian Cihi), the biggest twist in Hulu's murder mystery comedy was the criminally delightful chemistry between veteran comedic partners Martin Short and Steve Martin and their unexpected third amigo, Selena Gomez. Ew Staff,, 27 Dec. 2021 The summits abruptly ended after that since Obama's successor, President Donald Trump, had no interest in being anybody's amigo, as his campaign based on insulting Mexicans and an outrageous sulk at the G7 summit in Canada made quite clear. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 18 Nov. 2021 The Kentucky Rain cocktail is made with Casamigos tequila, the brand founded by George and his amigo Rande Gerber, and sold to Diageo in 2017 for a whopping $700 million. Patti Nickell,, 25 July 2019 See More

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Word History


borrowed from Spanish, going back to Latin amīcus — more at amiable

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amigo was in 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Amigo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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