Definition of Favorite son

1. Noun. A United States politician favored mainly in his or her home state.

Generic synonyms: Campaigner, Candidate, Nominee



Definition of Favorite son

1. Noun. (American English) A politician whose electoral appeal derives from his or her regional appeal, rather than his or her political views ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Favorite Son

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favorablenesses
favorably
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favoredness
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favoring
favoringly
favorise
favorises
favoristic
favorite
favorite(a)
favorite son (current term)
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favosite
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favour
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Literary usage of Favorite son

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"He will now, I trust, see in himself her favorite son. ... 1840 What motive has this great state to abandon her favorite son [M. Van Buron] for such a ..."

2. How the World Votes: The Story of Democratic Development in Elections by Charles Seymour, Donald Paige Frary (1918)
"Of these there are three types, the Favorite, the favorite son, ... The Favorite Son is a less familiar figure. With a strong following in his own state, ..."

3. The Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg, Boaz Cohen (1920)
"I JOSEPH THE favorite son Jacob was not exempt from the lot that falls to the share of all the pious. Whenever they expect to enjoy life in tranquillity, ..."

4. Readings on Parties and Elections in the United States by Chester Lloyd Jones (1912)
"... the Convention chairman and a committee officially to inform the candidates of their nomination the Convention adjourns sine die. 4. A FAVORITE-SON ..."

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