\ ˈfāv How to pronounce fave (audio) \
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
Recent Examples on the Web Rowling’s newer work in the Potter universe reminds them, however, that none of this is canon—that, in the language of the internet, their fave is problematic. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "Harry Potter and the Desperate Urge for the World to Be Simple," 6 July 2020 Love, Victor, which was originally developed for Disney+, isn’t exactly as PG-soft as Cimino’s old-school fave. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Is Love, Victor The Anti-Euphoria? This Is What Star Michael Cimino Says," 17 June 2020 This week in Europe presentations like Heron Preston, Off-White, and Louis Vuitton had a bouncy crowd pushing their way into the fan-fave shows. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Cardi B And Offset Make An Appearance At Men's Fashion Week In Paris," 17 Jan. 2020 Here is where Rae, generally a Black Twitter fave, has faced her most vicious criticism. refinery29.com, "Stop Asking Issa Rae About Fixing Hollywood — She’s Already Doing It," 17 Mar. 2020 Glossier's Boy Brow, a fave around the Allure office, happens to be her staple for this. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Hilary Duff Revealed Her Favorite Hyaluronic Acid Serum Costs $375," 17 Jan. 2020 Reformation, the brand behind an ingenious pair of two-piece jeans and a frequent fave of Taylor Swift, is officially stepping into the footwear game. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Reformation and New Balance Collaborated on Sustainable Sneakers," 3 Oct. 2019 Fans have instead turned to The Golf Club, where users create their own players -- but that's not always as fun as playing as your fave golfer. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "A new PGA Tour 2K21 video game is coming, so you can play as your favorite players once again," 6 May 2020 Take, for instance, SheaMoisture’s hair mask, a 2019 Beauty Awards winner and fave of cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson’s. Glamour Beauty Editors, Glamour, "Shop All the Glamour Beauty Awards Readers’ Choice Hair Nominees," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of fave

1938, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2020

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“Fave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fave. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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