1. 1〔愛顧〕favor,《英》 favour

    ひいきの favorite,《英》 favourite

    • ひいきのチームはどこですか
    • Which team do you support [《米口》 root for]?/Which is your favorite team?
    • 彼はあの力士をひいきにしている
    • He is a fan of that sumo wrestler.
    • ごひいきありがとうございます
    • Thank you very much for your patronage.
    • ひいきの引き倒しをする
    • give undue favor and spoil a person
    • 彼は日本びいきだ
    • He is pro-Japan.
  1. 2〔偏愛〕partiality;《米》 favoritism,《英》 favouritism
    • 彼女は末っ子をひいきしている
    • She 「is partial to [favors] her youngest child.
    • 彼はひいきで昇進した
    • He was promoted out of favoritism.
  1. ひいき客〔商店などの〕a regular customer;〔上得意〕a special customer;〔芸人などの〕a patron;〔ファン〕a fan
    • どうひいき目に見ても秀才とは言えない
    • No matter how prejudiced you are in his favor, you can't call him brilliant.