What Does Fave Mean in a Text?

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Fave 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. Fave is used interchangeably with the term "fav." Check out that page for a detailed explanation of how and when to use it.

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When I write Fave, I mean this:

meaning of Fave

Both "fave" and "fav" mean favorite.

Summary of Key Points

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

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An Academic Look at Fave

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Fave is a contraction of the word favorite. It is used as slang (i.e., 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).

Fave is typically used as a noun (a "naming" word) or an adjective (a "describing" word). For example:
  • That is my absolute fave!
  • (Here, fav is being used as a noun.)
  • I am going to wear my fave jacket.
  • (Here, fav is an adjective that modifies the noun jacket.)

Example of Fave Used in a Text

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