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favorite son

noun

Simple Definition of favorite son

  • : a well-known man (such as a political candidate or a celebrity) who is very popular in the area where he lives now or where he lived as a child

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of favorite son

  1. 1 :  one favored by the delegates of his state as presidential candidate at a national political convention

  2. 2 :  a famous person who is popular with hometown people

Examples of favorite son in a sentence

  1. an athlete who is one of New York's favorite sons



1788

First Known Use of favorite son

1788


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