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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: favorite /ˈfeɪv(ə)rɪt/ 
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pluralfavorites
  1. 1
    the person or thing that you like best

    The hot dog is still a national favorite.

    I had a lot of toys, but my teddy bears were my favorites.

    old favorite:

    Wuthering Heights is an old favorite with the Japanese.

  2. 2
    the person or team that is expected to win a race or competition
    favorite to do something:

    The Yankees are favorite to win the series.

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