A growing group of a highly unintelligent British underclass, as evidenced by the 2011 UK riots. Politically-correct people generally view the term as discriminatory or "socially racist".
* No work ethic.
* A bullying mentality.
* Drug use / addiction / small time dealing while pretending to be a big fish.
* Compulsory brand name sports attire with a specific colour scheme per season, combined with fools gold jewelery.
* Compulsive lying, eg: about the extent of a criminal background, infidelity, etc...
* Highly argumentative. Can literally start an argument with a lamp post if they feel it has disrespected them in the slightest way.
* Highly illiterate. Basic words are usually abbreviated beyond recognition, particularly in written form. Grunting noises and swearing usually substitute the rest.
* Being on state benefits / welfare for most, usually all of their lives.
* Domestic violence involving beaten female partners or children.
* Binge drinking with cheap alcohol, including weekdays.
* Criminal records being viewed as a diploma, as it increases their perceived "hardness" status, and decreases their chance of gaining employment.
* Using immigration as a scapegoat for their self-inflicted predicament.
* High likelihood of single parent status in post-adolescence life.
* Generally incapable of committed / stable relationships throughout their entire lives.
* An arrogant sense of entitlement.
Chav: 'Ere mate, yoooo starting bro? Chooo yooooo know who I am?! I'm a well known gangster and know where yoooo live.
Chav: *Headbutts*, *Punches* & *Kicks* lampost indefinitely.