favorite son


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favorite son

n.
1. A man favored for nomination as a presidential candidate by his own state delegates at a national political convention.
2. A famous man viewed proudly by others who are from the same geographic area, such as a town or state, or who share some other group identity.

favorite son

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a politician popular in his home state but little admired beyond it

fa′vorite son′



n.
1. a person nominated as a presidential candidate at a national political convention by the delegates from his or her home state.
2. an eminent, successful man who is highly regarded in his hometown or state.
[1800–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.favorite son - a United States politician favored mainly in his or her home statefavorite son - a United States politician favored mainly in his or her home state
campaigner, candidate, nominee - a politician who is running for public office
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favorite son

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