Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 899 (Favorite)

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#899. Favorite. -- N. favorite, pet, cosset, minion, idol, jewel, spoiled child, enfant gat[Fr]; led captain; crony; fondling; apple of one's eye, man after one's own heart; persona grata.

love[person who is a favorite (terms of address)], dear, darling, duck, duckey, honey, sugar, jewel; mopsey[obs], moppet, princess; sweetheart, sweetie &c. (love) 897.

teacher's pet.

general favorite, universal favorite; idol of the people.