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[feyv] /feɪv/

noun, adjective, Slang.
adjective, noun
(informal) short for favourite (sense 1), favourite (sense 2)

1938, slang shortening of favorite.


: 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+)


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