Definition of chav in English:


Pronunciation /CHav/ /tʃæv/

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informal, derogatory British
  • A young person of a type characterized by brash and loutish behavior (usually with connotations of a low social status).


1990s probably from Romani chavo ‘boy, youth’ or chavvy ‘baby, child’ sometimes said to have originated in Chatham, Kent (in England), and to be a shortening of that name.