Definitions

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  • noun UK, informal a form of address, usually to an unknown male or a superior. An informal form of sir.

Etymologies

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Alternative phonetic spelling of gov, short for governor.

Examples

  • What kind of a guv is he and what in the blazes was he thinking, when he skedaddled to Argentina, so urgently?

    SC state lawmaker calls for Sanford investigation

  • The only problem guv is that all this will somehow be YOUR fault & all of us on front-line response, there is no way that the shiny arsed bean counters did anything wrong.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrr…………… « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • I called the guv’s office when I got home, and asked for a clarification, but the hapless staffer I spoke to knew nothing about the statement.

    Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: Let’s Go Real Far-Right…

  • Letter of the day: DFL must step up and call guv on his

    WN.com - Articles related to Domestic Terrorism or Tax Revolts?

  • Delicatessen Sangerbund holdin 'us while they sung th' Watch on th 'Rhine, we stepped ashore on a gangplank neatly formed be th' guv'nor iv th 'state holdin' onto th 'feet iv th' mayor, him clutchin 'th' iditor iv th 'Staats Zeitung an' so on, th 'gangplank singin' th 'Watch on th' Rhine as we walked to th 'dock.

    Observations By Mr. Dooley

  • I never said it; but I knew the ring of the shot that killed my poor ol 'guv'nor.

    The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley

  • Thet men, (an 'guv'nors, tu,) thet hez sech Normal names ez Pickens,

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

  • Mr. Strickland, who the vice president repeatedly referred to as "guv," expressed gratitude for federal stimulus money that he said has kept the state budget deficit from ballooning to

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  • Mr. Strickland, who the vice president repeatedly referred to as "guv," expressed gratitude for federal stimulus money that he said has kept the state budget deficit from ballooning to

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  • Mr. Strickland, who the vice president repeatedly referred to as "guv," expressed gratitude for federal stimulus money that he said has kept the state budget deficit from ballooning to

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