Favourite meaning

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(in the plural) A short curl dangling over the temples, fashionable in the reign of Charles II.

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(UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Malta, South Africa) Preferred or liked above all others (unless qualified.)

This is my second favourite occupation.

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(UK, Canada) A person who is preferred or trusted above all others.
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(UK, Canada) A contestant or competitor thought most likely to win.

You were my favourite to win the spelling competition.

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(UK, Canada) A person who enjoys special regard or favour.
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Alternative form of favour.
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(Internet) To bookmark.
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(Internet) To add to one's list of favourites on a website that allows users to compile such lists.
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Origin of favourite

  • From Middle French favorit

    From Wiktionary