Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of spivery.

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Examples

  • Yet this was offset by a gaudy display of flashiness and spivvery: Jason King's moustache, Roger Moore's lapels, Noddy Holder's trousers, Slater Walker's gleeful asset-strippers.

    State of Emergency: The Way We Were: Britain, 1970-1974 by Dominic Sandbrook

  • While I went searching in the dusty recesses of my vocabulary to find a word that married the spivvery of Del Boy Trotter to the darkness of Hannibal Lector, Tony swallowed a bear-sized bite of his Big Mac.

    California Dreaming

  • While I went searching in the dusty recesses of my vocabulary to find a word that married the spivvery of Del Boy Trotter to the darkness of Hannibal Lector, Tony swallowed a bear-sized bite of his Big Mac.

    California Dreaming

  • This prime minister wants to champion a more caring conservatism, and his musings last week on the "crisis of capitalism" contained an echo of Heath, who expressed disgust at the spivvery of the asset strippers and the property developers of early 1970s Britain.

    The Guardian World News

  • With his indecision and naked spivvery, he was just another grubby politician on the make.

    Home | Mail Online

  • With his indecision and naked spivvery, he was just another grubby politician on the make.

    Home | Mail Online

  • What went wrong was the capture of the political process by narrow-minded, self-serving, treacherous neo-liberals, first in the Tories, who jettisoned the older paternal/'wet' line of Toryism (it might have been patronising but didn't bully crap on the poorest, and the likes of Sir Ian Macleod were way more liberal than most of NewLab), and then in the entryism of New Labour unprincipled, solpisistic, spivvery that wrecked the labour party.

    Latest news from the public and voluntary sectors, including health, children, local government and social care, plus SocietyGuardian jobs | guardian.co.uk

  • With his indecision and naked spivvery, he was just another grubby politician on the make.

    Home | Mail Online

  • With his indecision and naked spivvery, he was just another grubby politician on the make.

    Home | Mail Online

  • With his indecision and naked spivvery, he was just another grubby politician on the make.

    Home | Mail Online

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