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.
Other Word Forms of Chav
Origin of Chav
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
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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