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favouritefavourite2 British English, favorite American English ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 FAVOURITE/FAVORITEsomething that you like more than other things of the same kind πŸ”Š Can we have strawberries? They’re my favourite.an old/firm/particular favourite πŸ”Š a sweater that’s an old favoritefavourite with πŸ”Š Dahl’s books are firm favourites with children.2 FAVOURITE/FAVORITEsomeone who is liked and treated better than others by a teacher or parent πŸ”Š You always were Dad’s favourite.play favorites American English (=treat one person better than others) πŸ”Š The manager insisted he doesn’t play favorites. β†’ favouritism3 DSEXPECTthe team, player etc that is expected to win a race or competitionfavourite to do something πŸ”Š Italy were the favourites to win the World Cup. πŸ”Š He was the hot favourite for the Booker Prize.4 β†’ favourites
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favouriteβ€’ My current favourite is a street in Acton, west London.β€’ I love all his films but 'Rashomon' is my favourite.β€’ The recipe of the old favourite is being changed after 60 years in a bid to lick the recession.β€’ But G.G. Gallup's mirror experiments, from the mid-1970s, are a particular favourite of those prowling for overt evidence.β€’ Admit it, you were always Mom's favourite.β€’ And they've returned to their favourite in Minehead, Somerset, 126 times.hot favouriteβ€’ Hardy was a hot favourite before the fight and did not let a sell-out crowd down by producing the expected victory.β€’ He is hot favourite for a semi-final place.β€’ And you are the hot favourite, bonny lass.β€’ The hot favourite at 6-4 was Craganour.