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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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Mr Mousley said: "He said he was not upset for Jed Sheridan because he had a strong disliking for chavs.
But the good news for an established name such as Burberry (founded in 1856, the check was designed in 1924) is that in 10 years' time the chavs will be as forgotten as the yuppies.
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He said, 'Before we were chavs we were townies, and before that we were casuals, and before that we were skins, mods and rockers.
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We're told: "Pete got loads of free trackies in his dressing-room and they decided to spend the rest of the day pretending to be chavs.
A neighbour on Sir Harry's Road, Edgbaston, said the Clemows were anything but chavs.
King of Chavs, placed ninth in a field of 11, was also sporting a Burberry check blanket before the race.
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