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[feyv] /feɪv/
noun, adjective, Slang.
Origin of fave
by shortening Unabridged
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Examples from the web for fave
  • You're not only my fave rave economist and voice of sanity, but you're a fan of my absolute favorite author as well.
  • Chrysler design chief hints at revival of the customizers fave and only full-size wagon.
  • There are many amazing things in the rain forest but my fave is the parrot clay lick.
  • It's time again for our fave pop-culture items o' the week.
  • Make a play date with yourself and get reacquainted with fave toys from your younger days.
British Dictionary definitions for fave


adjective, noun
(informal) short for favourite (sense 1), favourite (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for fave

1938, slang shortening of favorite.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for fave



: My absolute fave-rave model was printed boldly

n,n phr

A favorite song or musical number, film, person, etc: That group scats Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, and other fave raves/ includes many of the quintet's faves (first form 1938+, second 1967+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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