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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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