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  • adj. in the manner of or typical of a chav.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Peevish; fretful.
  • n. A confused chattering; a chattering, prattling, or murmuring noise.


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  • I suppose the working clasess back then were just a little less chavish than today.

    Man U And Non U

  • The chavish nature comes from the fact they are put on cars, I believe.

    Is It Something I Said...

  • It is clear that we have a so-called 'housing crisis' in this country, however if people were prepared to work hard they could certainly afford something, no matter how chavish it may be to begin with.

    The Guardian World News

  • The place is full of in bred, piggy eyed, adidas wearing, chavish oiks and their orange faced breeding partners who live on a diet of Iceland budget sausages and Sunny D with their feral offspring running round making the place look like something that would scare the shyte out of Tolkien and Charle Dickens.

    Army Rumour Service

  • This was just a show of yobishness and chavish behaviour.

  • To others, he simply represents everything wrong with modern football-sponsorship, ad deals, money, his b-list celebrity wife and chavish looks, fame without the once requisite talent to justify it.

    EPL Talk

  • The brash, new monied Russian entrepreneurs represented by Lyovchick and Shura are types only loosely compatible with the chavish Norn Irish personas with which they were imbued.

    British Blogs


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  • Atwitter's another kettle of feathers entirely.

    January 5, 2008

  • I feel obliged to put in a good word for twitter (and, by extension, flutter), as it forms the basis for one of my favorite constructions: 'The ladies down at Truvy's were all atwitter at the news of Britt-Britt's latest red-carpet gashflash'.

    Furthermore chavish (doesn't rhyme with knavish) runs the risk of being confused with the descriptor meaning 'having the properties of a chav':

    'Ever since he moved to that fancy prep school, Teddy's behavior has been more and more chavish'.

    January 5, 2008

  • I concur.

    January 5, 2008

  • It's quite elegant really, much more so than, say, twitter.

    January 5, 2008

  • Din, chatter, vocal noise, especially of birds. Also known as chirm.

    January 5, 2008