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fave

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

Origin of fave

First recorded in 1935–40; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for faver

Historical Examples

  • "The pretty man was goin' to be my faver," said the child, pleadingly.

    The Secret of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White

  • And Faver scolded me because the rope broke—and it wasn't my fault at all!

    Just Patty

    Jean Webster

  • I think they're the healthiest and the most faver'ble to the soul.

    The Harvester

    Gene Stratton Porter

  • Say will you do me a faver and cut out kissin me with the bottom of your heart?

    Deer Godchild</p>

    Marguerite Bernard and Edith Serrell

  • To hear Mr. Davis, Mr. Faver reports, you would have no idea that he considered the cause lost.

    Dixie After the War</p>

    Myrta Lockett Avary


British Dictionary definitions for faver

fave

adjective, noun
  1. informal short for favourite (def. 1), favourite (def. 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for faver

fave

1938, slang shortening of favorite.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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