A groupie who follows his favorite musical act from town to town is an example of an aficionado.
Origin of aficionadoSp, past participle of aficionar from Medieval Latin an unverified form affectionare, to like, be devoted to from Classical Latin affectio: see affection
Origin of aficionadoSpanish past participle of aficionar to induce a liking for from afición liking from Latin affectiō affectiōn-; see affection .
(plural aficionados or aficionadi)
aficionado - Computer Definition
A Spanish word that means fan, devotee, enthusiast, etc. There are loyal aficionados of every subject in the computer field.