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fave

or fav

[feyv]
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noun, adjective Slang.
  1. favorite.

Origin of fave

First recorded in 1935–40; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for fave

fave

adjective, noun
  1. informal short for favourite (def. 1), favourite (def. 2)
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Word Origin and History for fave

1938, slang shortening of favorite.

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