from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A student in special favor with a teacher.
  • noun One who has gained favor with an authority.

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  • noun idiomatic A student who is perceived to be favored by the teacher.

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  • noun the teacher's favorite student


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