favorite son

noun

Definition of favorite son

  1. 1 :  one favored by the delegates of his state as presidential candidate at a national political convention

  2. 2 :  a famous person who is popular with hometown people

Examples of favorite son in a sentence

  1. an athlete who is one of New York's favorite sons

1788

First Known Use of favorite son

1788


FAVORITE SON Defined for English Language Learners

favorite son

noun

Definition of favorite son for English Language Learners

  • : a well-known man (such as a political candidate or a celebrity) who is very popular in the area where he lives now or where he lived as a child


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