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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EVER wondered why on Tyneside they're called charvas and in the rest of the country they're called chavs?
All that will do, apart from alienate another news source for supporters, is give them more room to publish photos of Sarah Jessica Parker's new shoes and scare stories about scrounging charvas getting free plasma Jumbotrons.
The sooner you learn that this is a football club, and not a tracksuit shop for charvas, the sooner you stand a chance of understanding us.
The other thing about Charvas is they are all rich.
Geordie saying: charva Non Geordie translation: chav, which is defined by the Urban Dictionary as"a young lower-class person typified by brash and loutish behaviour and the wearing of (real or imitation) designer clothes" Usage: "How man, have a deek at them charvas gannin' radgie owa there.
Let it happen before a fast food chain or a Charvas 'R' Us tracksuit conglomerate wave a wad of cash in front of the board.
This isn't news that merits so-called quality broadcasting, this sort of puerile tripe belongs to the Sunday papers and assorted mindless gossip magazines aimed at charvas and easily pleased idiots.
We get associated in people's minds with charvas and vandals but we take care of where we skate ( if there was broken glass there, we would get hurt, if we drank we would get hurt ( it's an impossibility.
WELL the local charvas have started playing with their explosives already where I live.
The title has been awarded by the Chavscum website, a cult internet site that pokes fun at young hooligans called chavs (more often called charvas in the North-East).
And then you see young charvas with lots of kids, who can't be bothered to work, claiming every penny of our hard-earned tax money.