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1 definition by coljac

 
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A flashy, slick operator who makes a living more from speculation or profiteering than from actual work. The kind of guy who wears a shiny medallion, goes bankrupt from a dodgy swampland development scheme, but still has a big house in his wife's name.
This real estate boom is a spiv's paradise.
by coljac October 06, 2005