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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"Camberley is also surrounded by neighbouring chalet's such as Frimley, Frimley Green, Deepcut and Farnborough; each well known for harbouring chavs and chavettes in their thousands," the review reads.
Aside from the "chavs and chavettes", Camberley has a lot to offer.
"If you do more than scratch the surface, you will see a horrible little cesspit - the place is swarming with Chavs and Chavettes who dream of one day becoming fully-fledged real Chavs, like those found in nearby Coventry.