What Does Fav Mean in a Text?

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Fav means "favorite." It is a slang term often used in informal contexts, such as social media or casual conversation, to refer to something that someone particularly likes or prefers. Fav is used interchangeably with the term "fave," sometimes in the same conversation! Our analysis indicates that both terms are equally popular when used as adjectives, but fave is preferred as a plural noun and as a verb. For example:

  • This is my fav / fave song. (Adjective.)
  • I don't have any fav / fave bands. (Adjective.)
  • These are my faves. (Plural noun.)
  • Fave my post, so you get the updates. (Verb.)
See below for a detailed explanation of these grammar terms.

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When I write Fav, I mean this:

meaning of Fav

Fav is an abbreviation of the word favorite.

Summary of Key Points

"Favorite" is the most common definition for Fav on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

An Academic Look at Fav

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Fav is a contraction of the word favorite, which is used as slang. Slang is informal language that consists of words, phrases, and uses of language that are often restricted to a specific context or a particular group of users. It is not typically used in formal or professional settings.

Fav is typically used as a noun (a "naming" word) or an adjective (a "describing" word). For example:
  • You were always my fav.
  • (Here, fav is being used as a noun.)
  • You were always my fav teacher.
  • (Here, fav is an adjective that modifies the noun teacher.)

Example of Fav Used in a Text

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