Hayden Brown said the 19-year-old had gone over to Brian Cahill, who "looked like an old school charver
," to ask why he had pushed a girl they were with into a table.
The comic potential of this voice (as well as its capacity for savagery) is illustrated by a conversation Marsdyke invents between a breeding ram and the other ram in the pen, a "poor castrated sod who kept himself pot-of-one the rest of the year waiting for his charver
the tup to come and stay, though I didn't know what the bugger it was them two had to talk about.
The initiative was targeted toward the state's bourgeoning Latino population, much of which increased as a result of the recent influx of immigrants from Mexico and Central America over the past decade (Cowan, Martinez, and Mendiola 1997; Camarillo and Bonilla 2001: 103-134; Durand, Massey, and Charver
Robert Woodcock QC, for Harper, said: "One looked like an old school charver
and one looked like a stripper?
He's the kind of market researcher responsible for giving his fellow census-takers less street cred than a charver
dressed in last year's Toon top .
She must have felt like a charver
at a Harry Potter book signing
Charva or charver
probably has its roots in chava, a Romany word meaning "man" or "boy".
For instance, 'gadgy', now used to mean a man, was originally used to refer to non-gypsies, while charver
, now a derogatory term, used to mean friend.
He is not the king charver
from the local pub, nor the unruly teenage son of a neighbour.
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
A clue lies in the term one correspondent has suggested for the phenomenon ( "housebling" with its derogatory connotations of the charver
Sand-dancers, used to refer to South Shields folk, is thought to be tied to the settlement of Arab sailors in the town in the 1920s, while charver
is thought to be a Romany word introduced by travellers living around Newcastle.