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chav

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Etymology

Origin uncertain (see discussion page); probably of Romani origin. Compare Romani chavi (male child), chavo (female child), chal (boy), chavvy (mate, friend); possible cognate with Spanish chaval. See also charva.

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chav

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  1. (UK, pejorative) A working-class youth, especially one associated with aggression, poor education, and a perceived "common" taste in clothing and lifestyle.
    I wouldn't go to that part of town if I were you; it's full of chavs.

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