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?
just wish Imagine if it had taken people from say, Byker or Benwell, called it "The Charvas" or "The Radgies", and sent them to the big city to learn how to be civilised; or if they'd put kids from Hackney in a taxi to London.
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.
It has been alleged that party-goers urinated on the mother's wedding dress and children's clothes; stole cash and jewellery; ripped light fittings from the ceiling by swinging on them; stubbed out cigarettes on the carpet; vomited throughout the house; barricaded the back door to prevent neighbours from intervening and dyed Fred Perry clothes belonging the host's brother because they "didn't like charvas" (North-east dialect for chavs).
Three things I don't miss: The Charvas! 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!
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.
Those who wear hoodies, as far as I can establish, consider themselves a cut above that other set of young people, the Charvas. A male Charva has a shaved head and a bleach-blond fringe.
Geordie saying: monkey's blood Non Geordie translation: the raspberry or strawberry flavour sauce used to garnish ice cream cones sold from a van Usage: "Can a hev monkey's blood on me cornet?" 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.