noun, adjective Slang.
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choice, pick, darling, idol, love, paramour, pet, certainty, minion, ideal, preference, beloved, dear, main, chalk, shoo-in
- faux pas,
- fava bean,
Origin of fave
First recorded in 1935–40; by shortening
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1938, slang shortening of favorite.
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