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favourite

2 noun
     
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favourite2 British English ; favorite American English [countable]
1 something that you like more than other things of the same kind :
Can we have strawberries? They're my favourite.
an old/firm/particular favourite
a sweater that's an old favorite
favourite with
Dahl's books are firm favourites with children.
2 someone who is liked and treated better than others by a teacher or parent:
You always were Dad's favourite.
play favorites American English (=treat one person better than others)
The manager insisted he doesn't play favorites.
favouritism
3DS the team, player etc that is expected to win a race or competition
favourite to do something
Italy were the favourites to win the World Cup.
He was the hot favourite for the Booker Prize.

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