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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

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

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



1788

First Known Use of favorite son

1788


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