Definition of amigo in English:



North American
  • Used to address or refer to a friend, chiefly in Spanish-speaking areas.

    ‘I'll do my best. Adios, amigo’
    • ‘He knew that, opened the cage, set us free and said, ‘The sky's the limit, amigos.’’
    • ‘The 29-year-old computer programmer and three of his best amigos were planning to head to Far Eastern shores to catch all of England's group action.’
    • ‘Kindness begets kindness, amigos, not contempt, and if sewing a button onto a man's coat turns him into a male chauvinist pig, I for one have been sleeping in the wrong part of the farm for years.’
    • ‘Let me tell you, I was in a serious jam, amigos: I wasn't crazy about the idea of getting busted trying to break into some otter tank, but I definitely wasn't about to let good weed go to waste.’
    • ‘Don't forget, amigos, it's a war for talent out there.’
    • ‘Already it's rare to find a national politician in the US who won't attempt to stammer a few words of ‘Spanglish’ whenever they might court new amigos.’
    • ‘There are other differences between the two amigos.’
    • ‘She could wind up treating you more like an alibi than an amigo!’
    • ‘I ordered a Mai-tai, my dreadlocked amigo ordered some turquoise concoction and my bald-headed friend requested a local beer.’
    • ‘Being an inveterate gun trader, on more that one occasion I've swapped off to one of my shooting amigos some handgun or rifle that didn't hold a lot of interest for me at the time.’
    • ‘I hope one day to have earned enough money so that I can play with my children and listen to a guitar with ‘my amigos.’’
    • ‘Thousands of my amigos, my comrades, my brothers-in-arms had packed up their VW vans with anything they could smoke and were heading for higher ground.’
    • ‘If you start hopping up and down like a monkey when they throw you a bone, the fight is lost, amigos.’
    • ‘‘If you're going to have silent conversations with your amigos and expect me to clue in on them, maybe you're the stupid one,’ I shot back.’
    • ‘And though we enjoyed our lunch date here with a group of amigos, the bar-like atmosphere made us want to return at night, too, for beers and live bands.’
    • ‘I have no friends, I have no family, I have no pals, no buddies, no chums, no amigos, nothing.’
    • ‘In the latest incident, another bunch of amigos were detained after feigning illness outside the athlete's village and demanding medical attention as a ruse to slip through security at the facility.’
    • ‘I have to say, amigos, I was pretty hard up by the time I stumbled onto this plan.’
    • ‘Now, we all know, amigos, that that's one of the seven dirty words you can't say on the air.’
    • ‘The middle act is interesting in that it deals with friends discussing their departed amigo, who was not always a nice guy.’
    companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associate
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Mid 19th century: Spanish.