Incorrect spelling, explanation: this is a mistaken form, because there is no reason to double f in prefer.
Preffer is also historically incorrect, looking at Latin (praeferre) and Old French (preferer) forms. Thus the correct form is prefer.
Correct spelling, explanation: prefer is the correct spelling because the word originates in Latin and later Old French, and in all of these forms, as well as 14th century form, there was only one f (praeferre, preferer and preferren). Therefore double f form is incorrect and the correct form is prefer.
Definition of prefer:
verb, to choose one thing over another, to select because of preferences
My wife prefers red wine, thank you.
Can we not go to the cinema today? I think I prefer to stay at home.
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