Definition of chav
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
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.
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.
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Definitions include: acronym for "bastard operator from hell".
Definitions include: roughly equivalent to "serious."
Definitions include: suck a dick, used as an insult.
Definitions include: acronym for "I think you mean."
Definitions include: a ranker, a sell-out, somebody with no respect.
Definitions include: alternate spelling of leftie.
Definitions include: high-crime, low-income urban housing developments.
Definitions include: in a competition, a very close finish.
Definitions include: 909 is a derogatory reference to the California Inland Empire, taken from its area code. Definitions include: acronym for "Older Wiser Learner".
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