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[feyv] /feɪv/
noun, adjective, Slang.
Origin of fave
First recorded in 1935-40; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for faver
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  • "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

    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

    Myrta Lockett Avary
  • The moment he mentioned "faver," the men involuntarily drew back, after having laid him reclining against the green ditch.

    The Poor Scholar William Carleton
  • But I'll certainly go to Mr. faver, and remind him of the circumstance: we can only be refused at worst.

    Cedar Creek Elizabeth Hely Walshe
  • The same to little Bundlebreech, who has probably forgot "faver" by this time.

  • But my faver says it's un-man-ly to be always kissing, and I didn't fink you'd do vat, Coppy.

    The Short-story William Patterson Atkinson
  • But my faver says it's un-man-ly to be always kissing, and I did n't fink you'd do vat, Coppy.

British Dictionary definitions for faver


adjective, noun
(informal) short for favourite (sense 1), favourite (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for faver


1938, slang shortening of favorite.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for faver



: My absolute fave-rave model was printed boldly

n,n phr

A favorite song or musical number, film, person, etc: That group scats Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, and other fave raves/ includes many of the quintet's faves (first form 1938+, second 1967+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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