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

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Since they have almost killed this site, I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. This will culminate in my release of an MBOX file including full headers. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Since they have almost killed this site, I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Details of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret start Monday August 17. More here.
Google has been lying about the penalty against this site for years. My conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty starts dropping August 17. More here.

Definition of a chav

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) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Citation from "Episode 1", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 1 (2009) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
                                            

                                                                                                                                                                    

    Citation from "Episode 1", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 1 (2009) censored in hope of resolving 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:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

Other terms relating to 'British, UK slang (list of)':

Definitions include: a bachelorette party.
Definitions include: Used on medical charts in the UK to indicate that the patient is an elderly female, due to the possession of a handbag.
Definitions include: to perform varicose vein surgery.
Definitions include: sarcastic and bitchy.
Definitions include: disparaging nickname for psychiatrists, used by doctors in the UK.
Definitions include: a petty criminal who deals in stolen goods or counterfeit items.
Definitions include: acronym for "Guardian Reader Of Low Intelligence in Ethnic Skirt", an insult used by doctors in the UK on medical charts.
Definitions include: drunk.
Definitions include: British.
Definitions include: to masturbate.
Definitions include: nickname for an anaesthetist, used by doctors in the UK.
Definitions include: a person's face.
Definitions include: a small bet or wager.
Definitions include: oral sex given to a male.
Definitions include: to take a look.

Slang terms with the same root words

None. How about some random words?

Definitions include: to defeat impressively.
Definitions include: of a woman, menstrual period
Definitions include: alternate spelling of "What's happening?"
Definitions include: misspelling of giggity.
Definitions include: to fall or drop in an abrupt manner.
Definitions include: acronym for "pussy on dick".
Definitions include: "goodbye".
Definitions include: racist pigs tha five o
Definitions include: the last part of something.
Definitions include: to defecate.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(180)  
No longer use it(6)  
Heard it but never used it(73)  
Have never heard it(41)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 150 votes: 38%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/a-chav">a chav</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/a-chav a chav]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.