bovver

Related to bovver: bovver boots, Bovver boy

bovver

(ˈbɒvə)
n
slang
a. rowdiness, esp caused by gangs of teenage youths
b. (as modifier): a bovver boy.
[C20: slang pronunciation of bother]
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bovver

[ˈbɒvəʳ]
A. N (Brit) → camorra f
B. CPD bovver boots NPL botas de suela gruesa usadas por los punkis
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