I was browsing stuff related to the game Fate Grand Order when I ran into the word "推し鯖". There's an entire hashtag for it on twitter. https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E6%8E%A8%E3%81%97%E9%AF%96

I've learned that 鯖 is slang for server. But what does 推し mean in this instance? Dictionary says its "fan" or "supporter" of. Does this mean like an unofficial "fan server"

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推し鯖 means "(my) favorite servant(s)". 鯖【さば】 is usually slang for server (it's "ateji argot"), but in FGO it stands for servant. Here, 推し is another recent slang word which means "favorite (idol/character)". 推し on its own doesn't mean "supporter", but X推し can mean "fan/supporter/follower of X". 推し originally means "recommending" or "pushing", and this meaning was coined and popularized among AKB48 fans 10 years ago or so.

  • Only Japanese could muster the bizarre sense development ‘push mackerel’ > ‘favourite servant’! Jun 9, 2019 at 16:51

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