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favorite son

noun

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

First Known Use of FAVORITE SON

1788

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