Definition of amigo in English:



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

    ‘I will think about it, amigo’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Don't forget, amigos, it's a war for talent out there.’
    • ‘If you start hopping up and down like a monkey when they throw you a bone, the fight is lost, amigos.’
    • ‘She could wind up treating you more like an alibi than an amigo!’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Now, we all know, amigos, that that's one of the seven dirty words you can't say on the air.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have to say, amigos, I was pretty hard up by the time I stumbled onto this plan.’
    • ‘I have no friends, I have no family, I have no pals, no buddies, no chums, no amigos, nothing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The middle act is interesting in that it deals with friends discussing their departed amigo, who was not always a nice guy.’
    • ‘He knew that, opened the cage, set us free and said, ‘The sky's the limit, amigos.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I ordered a Mai-tai, my dreadlocked amigo ordered some turquoise concoction and my bald-headed friend requested a local beer.’
    • ‘There are other differences between the two amigos.’
    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.