Meaning of bevan in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɛvən/


informal, derogatory Australian
  • (in Queensland) an uncouth or unsophisticated person, regarded as being of low social status.

    • ‘I instantly think someone is a bevan if I see them spitting’
    • ‘For me, there's a distinction between bogans and bevans.’
    • ‘Bevans are generally more focussed on motorsports.’
    • ‘He decided it was a total bevan-style piece of rubbish.’
    • ‘A group of Bevans has been seen around Browns Plains.’
    lout, boor, oaf, clown, churl, yokel, bumpkin, country bumpkin, village idiot, provincial, barbarian


1980s of unknown origin.