\ ˈfāv How to pronounce fave (audio) \
variants: or less commonly fav
plural faves or less commonly favs

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Other Words from fave

fave adjective

Examples of fave in a Sentence

I like all the actors on the show, but he's my fave. chocolate ice cream is my absolute fave

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And while the whole of the internet is rejoicing over the fact that their fave band is getting back together, people are also wondering about another beloved boy band that's been teasing a reunion tour for a while now. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "The Jonas Brothers Reunion Is Making Fans Beg One Direction To Get Back Together on Twitter," 28 Feb. 2019 Since the first episode of Riverdale, our fave fictional characters have given us plenty of IRL style ideas. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Keds Debuted Betty and Veronica from “Riverdale” Sneakers," 10 Apr. 2019 The weekend kicked off with the teens attending rehearsals for the Grammys at the Staples Center and getting to see Chloe x Halle, H.E.R., the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Post Malone (a group fave) rehearse for their performances. Seventeen, "These Teens Attended the 2019 Grammys Like IRL Celebrities and It's Total GOALS," 12 Feb. 2019 Buckle's other go-to products include Surratt Relevée Lash Curler ($30) (also Mario Dedivanovic's fave), Tweezerman Classic Slant Tweezer ($23), and Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in 77 Black ($16). Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Mariah Carey's Makeup Artist Uses This Drugstore Mascara on the Singer," 12 Oct. 2018 But that doesn’t always render them unlovable, so keep these tips in mind the next time your fave ends up on TMZ. refinery29.com, "How To Properly Stan A Problematic Fave Like Kanye West," 29 May 2018 Caitlin also shared her own experience auditioning for the show, as well as one of her fave promposals of all time. Erika Trombley, Seventeen, "AJ Michalka from "Schooled" Talks All Things Prom on Seventeen's Talk Show "IRL Today"," 4 Mar. 2019 The rules are simple: Stream your fave episodes online or on your television, whip out some bingo chips (or a marker), pour yourself a glass (or two) of wine, and get started! Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Fixer Upper Bingo Exists So You Can Play While Watching Your Favorite Reruns," 18 Jan. 2019 Here are some of our fave online brands available at Ulta. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Ulta Stores Now Sell Two Eye Shadow Palettes From Storybook Cosmetics," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of fave

1938, in the meaning defined above

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