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English definition of “favourite”

favourite

noun [C] UK (US favorite)     /ˈfeɪ.vər.ɪt/
B1 a thing that someone likes best or enjoys most: How clever of you to buy chocolate chip cookies - they're my favourites.Liking more a person who is treated with special kindness by someone in authority: the teacher's favouriteLiking more C2 the person or animal most people expect to win a race or competition: Great Gold is the favourite in the 2.00 race at Epsom. [+ to infinitive] Brazil are favourites to win this year's World Cup.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
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