Crossword clues for fave
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1938, perhaps a "Variety" coinage, slang shortening of favorite (n.). Later also as an adjective.
a. (context informal English) favorite (US) or favourite (UK). n. (context informal English) favorite (US) or favourite (UK)
Usage examples of "fave".
This is the fave beverage of me and my crew, so this is practically the best news to cruise down the pike since the Diablo Expansion Pack!
Worlds Posted: November 2001 Letters To The Editor Dear HuMan Editor: We aliens of planet Zak wanted you to know that one of our FAVE HuMan authors -- Tony Chandler, whose tales regularly appear at your fine and prestigous Zine, now has his first novel in paperback!
Star was also the creator of Me/rose Place and Central Park West, described in the press as "almost cultishly gay faves.
College students on a tour of England, Scotland, and Ireland crowded onto the plane, each of them carrying the ubiquitous backpack packed with essentials: a bottle of Evian, a portable CD player, a collection of fave CDs, makeup if the student was female, a handheld computer game if male.
I don't see that any of these represented a significant advance over old faves like Maundy Thursday, but perhaps I am not taking a sufficiently Gallic view of the situation.