\ ˈfāv \
variants: or less commonly fav
plural faves or less commonly favs

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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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Clearly, Shadowhunters fans are determined not to say goodbye to their fave show quite yet. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, ""Shadowhunters" Producer Says "Ongoing Discussions" About the Show's Future Are Happening With Freeform and Netflix," 12 July 2018 Vote for one of our picks or write in a choice if your fave isn’t included below. Shanté Honeycutt, Billboard, "Who's Your Favorite Boy Band? Vote!," 2 May 2018 Okay, is Roswell shaping up to be your new fave show or what?! Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Your Fave Hotties From "Pretty Little Liars," "The Originals," & "The Vampire Diaries" Are Uniting for a New Show!," 7 Mar. 2018 Her next role is set to be just as raved about, as Mary Stuart in House of Cards creator Beau Willimon’s Mary Queen of Scots, alongside Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, and her (and our) fave, Timothée Chalamet. Vogue, "5 Things You Didn’t Know About Saoirse Ronan," 11 July 2018 Jones' fave: Control Corrective Oil-Free Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($48; amazon.com). Lisa Desantis, Health.com, "These Are the Beauty Products January Jones Uses Every Single Day," 14 June 2018 Designed to leave skin looking energized and clear come morning, these quickly became a fave. Rebecca Norris, Allure, "I Tried a Japanese Skin-Care Routine for a Month, and These Are the Results," 9 July 2018 Kylie is known for getting real AF with her fans, which is why the world was shocked when pregnancy rumors surfaced and not a peep came from our fave Jenner. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner Talks About Stretch Marks On Her Boobs and How Her Body Has Changed After Stormi," 9 July 2018 Speculation has also heavily pointed at a couple of other possibilities including the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, a mini-moon to Ireland and their fave spot, Botswana. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Honeymoon Wasn't Where You Thought," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of fave

1938, in the meaning defined above

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faux satine


fava bean





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