\ 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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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 Rouge members will now also have the option to redeem 2500 points for a $100 Rouge Reward to use on their fave Sephora products. Melanie Rud Chadwick, Allure, "Exclusive: Sephora Is Upgrading Its Beloved Beauty Insider Program This Month," 9 Aug. 2018 In the snippet — which begins around the 1:36 mark — the Dangerous Woman performer sings an original track about our fave Legally Blonde character. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande's Newest Song Is a "Legally Blonde" Tribute," 11 Dec. 2018 For example, Beyoncé stans will declare their loyalty to the Beyhive and constantly remind you that your fave could never (do what Beyoncé does onstage). Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and the sexist female rapper paradigm behind their feud, explained," 6 Nov. 2018 The cool young things designing it all—like Alessandra Rich (a major fave of British socialites), Alexandre Vauthier, and Attico—are creating pieces that are bursting with color, embellishments, and prints. Hannah Miller And Tara Lamont-djite, Harper's BAZAAR, "Eveningwear Is Cool Again," 2 Nov. 2018 Bites include guac and chips ($7), $4 empanadas, and my fave — a $4.50 Buffalo cauliflower taco. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Happy-hour pick: Bar Bombon," 26 June 2018 There's a set of small metal hooks in copper, brass, and stainless steel finishes (and yes, rose gold fanatics, the copper version could easily pass for your fave color). Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "You'd Never Guess These Chic Rose Gold Hangers Are Command Hooks," 15 Oct. 2018 The star wore a pink floral dress by Juicy Couture, an aught-era cult fave. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Paris Hilton and Nichole Richie's," 10 Apr. 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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to deny responsibility for

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