The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation

Browsing page 1 of new words for February 5, 2011

C

chav

noun

  • a member of a British subculture characterized by low- or middle-class youths with characteristics such as wearing athletic clothing, Burberry brand clothing, and gold chains, listening to rap music, driving low-end but "souped up" automobiles, and engaging in drunken and other crass behavior. Also called "townies" and "yobs".
    A bunch of chavs went and wrecked a couple of cars down our road.
                                                

    Citation from "Episode 1", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 1 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Citation from "Episode 1", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 1 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                            

                                                                                                                                                                    

    Citation from "Episode 1", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 1 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
    His Gucci cap and bag makes him look like a chav.

    Last edited on Apr 20 2013. Submitted by Ned on Oct 10 2004.

origin

  • From "charver" or "charva".

    Last edited on Jan 19 2012. Submitted by Robbie G. from Stroud, Hampshire, UK on Feb 13 2006.

  • Folk etymology: from "Council Housed And Violent" - allegedly shorthand used by police when dealing with unruly persons.

    Last edited on May 05 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 17 2010.

  • Possibly of Romani origin, from several similar-sounding words relating to children.

    Last edited on Feb 18 2011. Submitted by Jim from Maidstone, Kent, UK on Feb 05 2011.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats: