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 Fa’vours.Favourites. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Favourite.
 
One to whom a lady gives a “favour” or token. The horse which betting men suppose is most likely to come off the winner of a particular race.   1
 


 Fa’vours.Favourites. 

 
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