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Definition of a spiv

spiv

noun

  • a petty criminal who deals in stolen goods or counterfeit items. British term.
                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "Malcolm Turnbull's biggest mistake was joining the wrong party", Herald Sun, Eddie McGuire, November 29, 2009 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by James Choucino from Blaby, Leicestershire, UK on Mar 30 2009.

  • a well-dressed barrow / street dealer. Mainly in London, especially Petty Coat Lane. Normally a shyster selling a con to passersby.

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 07 2009.

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Definitions include: acronym for "good for parts only".
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Definitions include: To have one's shit together.
Definitions include: to kiss passionately; "make out".
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Definitions include: to lie.
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Definitions include: a member of the federal government.

Other terms relating to 'to sell stolen goods':

Definitions include: to sell or transmit stolen "intellectual property" (e.g. software, compact discs, etc.)
Definitions include: to sell stolen goods.
Definitions include: From the word hussler.
Definitions include: Used to indicate that something has to be done fast, immediately.

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Definitions include: in the "sex as baseball" metaphor: anal sex.
Definitions include: a woman with a reputation for promiscuity.
Definitions include: to move into a group and try to take over; to throw one's weight around; to play the role of "main man" by bullying others.
Definitions include: statement in response to an accident.

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