chav

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chav

 (chăv)
n. Chiefly British Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a poor or uneducated young person, especially one who behaves in a brash or vulgar manner and wears ostentatious clothing and jewelry.

[Ultimately (possibly by back-formation from British slang chavvy, child) from Romani chavo, Romani boy, unmarried Romani man, from Middle Indic chāva, young of an animal, of unknown origin.]

chav

(tʃæv)
n
(Peoples) informal derogatory Brit a young working-class person whose tastes, although sometimes expensive, are considered vulgar by some
[perhaps from Romany chavi a child]
ˈchavish adj
Translations

chav

[ˈtʃæv] ncaillera
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Just as once chic Burberry became cheapened by Charvers adopting it as a uniform, Pigbag risks being devalued by lower league clubs making a once distinctive tune as common as muck.
Police think Mark may have been targeted on Monday because he was wearing a Goth-style Marilyn Manson t-shirt and the gang were rival Charvers, North East group, who prefer tracksuits and baseball caps.
Three things I don't miss: The terrible summers; charvers .
BRIAN ADAMS, Whitley Bay * I can't wait for the new series of Geordie Shore later this month with its wannabe glamour models, drunken charvers and ignorant spray tanned himbos.
In Brave New World you find the pointless hedonism of our binge-drinking young professionals in the city centres and the uncouth savagery of housing-estate charvers.
Let's assume it's a regular verb, in which case I suppose it would go: "I charver, you charver, he/she charvers, we charver, you charver, they charver.
The Toon Army, Mackems, Maggies, sand-dancers and charvers are in the mix in a new dictionary which explores the heritage of the North-East's distinctive dialect.
I think convicted hoodies and charvers should be ordered to join Morris dancing clubs as part of their punishment.
Though mostly called Darren, Wayne or Stacey, when they breed, charvers tend to give their offspring elaborate ( and even more elaborately-spelled christian names ( like Eboni, Taznay or Pocohontas.
One thing I found out when I visited on Saturday is why charvers tuck their socks into their trackie bottoms-it is to stop mud getting on them.
Here's a list of items self-respecting charvers consider essential: