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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I still consider myself fortunate to have played in that Swansea side with the likes of Scott Gibbs, Paul Moriarty, Charv (Colin Charvis), Deano (Dean Thomas) and Lee Jones, an unsung hero at No.
I mean every where you go you're going to encounter a charv, over here they call them Bogans, but I can honestly say they aren't half as bad as home
La primera de esas observaciones es de Charv les Taylor y la segunda de Mel Honneth.
I have spoken to the likes of Steve, Alfie and Charv, who have been in the role for a number of years.
We've seen ourselves over the last year-and-a-half what a player Charv is, and after missing out on the Grand Slam through injury last year I'm sure he'll be determined to play a big part this time round," he said.
And when asked if Ruddock might even be inclined to make changes for the Italy game, Williams agreed: ``We've got players like Charv to come back and when you look at our bench today there's players there too.
If you asked anyone in the squad, they would quite happily have Charv as captain again.
Our fitness coach, Steve Black, can't figure out how Charv can go from looking so laid-back and quiet to showing such devastating aggression.
I still stand by wearing the T-shirt for Charv after he was suspended in the opening game against Argentina.
OWEN GOIN' FOR GLORY: Wales hero Michael Owen dives to score the only try of the game; CHARV ON THE CHARGE: Wales skipper Colin Charvis breaks clear of Graham Beveridge's challenge
If you asked anyone in the squad they would quite happily have Charv as captain again.
It was a great experience to play out there, but itwas a hell of a hit by JC on Charv.