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

Definition of fave 

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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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Your fave boy band reunited—albeit briefly—in Hollywood Defunct boy band *NSYNC is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today and the excitement is palpable. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "Watch *NSYNC Accept Their Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame," 30 Apr. 2018 No matter which Disney Princess is your fave, wearing a cute tutu is definitely the way to go. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "14 Genius Group Halloween Costume Ideas for You and Your Squad," 6 July 2018 All that notwithstanding, do not miss this very different and friendly Parker County fave. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "The 'home of the Fred Burger' turns 40. Have a $5 cheeseburger to celebrate," 4 July 2018 Instead, SuperFly reminded me of another Black subgenre that was a problematic fave in my youth: urban fiction. refinery29.com, "SuperFly Is A Nostalgic Reintroduction To Urban Fiction," 14 June 2018 Its Bloom & Bee restaurant is already a fave of Ladies Who Lunch and its dark H Bar draws crowds who like to linger over a cocktail in velvety luxury. Diane Cowen, Houston Chronicle, "Tilman Fertitta goes all in on his swanky new Presidential Suite," 7 June 2018 Their family beach day from October 2017 is a personal fave. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper's Daughter Is Already Growing Up Fast," 17 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of fave

1938, in the meaning defined above

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