本命, ほんめい

  • honmei

Definition of 本命,ほんめい

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • favorite
  • favourite
  • sure thing
  • likely winner
  • certainty

  • one's heart's desire

Related Kanji

book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

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Examples of 本命,ほんめい in a Sentence

Since the favorite and his rival were running against each other a dark horse like him was able to pull out in front.
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