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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.]
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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
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Translations

chav

[ˈtʃæv] ncaillera
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I don't miss charvers. I don't miss paying to go to zoos, museums etc.
THE Oxford English Dictionary classes chav (or "charvers" in Cheryl's native Newcastle) as derogatory British slang.
Just as once chic Burberry became cheapened by Charvers adopting it as a uniform, Pigbag risks being devalued by lower league clubs making a once distinctive tune as common as muck.
Police think Mark may have been targeted on Monday because he was wearing a Goth-style Marilyn Manson t-shirt and the gang were rival Charvers, North East group, who prefer tracksuits and baseball caps.
Finally - if we must have a copper chopper - why not return to Apocalypse Now with them skimming over North Shields beach blaring out Ride of the Valkyries - a sergeant in a cowboy hat bellowing: "Charvers don't surf!"
Too many of us dismiss the poor as "charvers", making fun of their clothes or the way they talk but not doing anything to help them.
Three things I don't miss: The terrible summers; charvers ...
BRIAN ADAMS, Whitley Bay * I can't wait for the new series of Geordie Shore later this month with its wannabe glamour models, drunken charvers and ignorant spray tanned himbos.
In Brave New World you find the pointless hedonism of our binge-drinking young professionals in the city centres and the uncouth savagery of housing-estate charvers. Huxley got the modern division between the classes right, too, as well as predicting our obsession with plastic-sculpted female bodies.
Cinderella, Gala Theatre, Durham 'LATER CHARVERS' goes the sniggering snarl of Baron Gristle as he exits, being dastardly, to a chorus of hissing.
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."