Chav can be a noun, verb or an adjective. As in “you shitty scum chav”, or “Hey I like the way you have chavved up ya car/wardrobe/lifestyle/language” etc.

The origins of the word itself are unclear and there are a few theories, perhaps all of them correct. Nonetheless, the current criteria for being a chav applies as laid out in this dictionary and no doubt, as culture dumbs-down even more, the definition will need to be updated. Chavs will no doubt eventually, despite their in-bred lack of intelligence, cotton-on to the fact that burberry and it’s current associations foster great hatred and negativity amongst the majority of the population. This factor however, could backfire, as Chavs could consider the perpetuation of hatred and negativity as a great contribution to humanity, even if it is directed towards themselves from others.

The most recent example of a celebrity Chav is Kenzie in Big Brother. (I can’t remember the name of the boy-band he is in – so uncool – but I know it had the word “Crew” or “Squad” whatever, in the name). In fact, Kenzie actually said “no” initially to being in the BB house, but when he thought long and hard about it, decided to say yes as the word “brother” as in, “bruv-va” or “bruv” for short, sounded cool and he thought it would really do wonders for his street-cred. Kenzie is actually white, but to see his clothes and hear him speak, you would think he is black.

Chavism represents a cultural link with the Trailer Park Trash in The States which is actually a sub-culture of black America. They both inspire each other. The lower the common denominator they appeal to, the cooler they are! Both of these cultural factions are represented by the highly evolved people picked to appear on the “Jerry Springer” show. Due to the speed of the transmission of information in modern times ex. Internet, TV etc, cultures very quickly pick up bits from other cultures, bounce off each other, and this happens at such a rate that no-one exactly knows who originated what. But as society has evolved, and that is the key word, “evolved”, chavism did not happen overnight but evolved as culture dumbed-down and it became clear that it was not “cool” to aspire to anything other than basic animal appetites (for junk food, sex, cheap bling etc). Perhaps devolved is a better word!

Jordan is the ultimate aspiration of female Chavs. She is actually much more stupid than the average Chavette which is why they (chavettes) admire her so much. She is actually now trying to pull herself out of the Chav-pit she has made for herself by writing a book about herself, no doubt mostly really ghost-written by someone else, paid for from the proceeds of all the modelling jobs she has done which evolve around her flubber-inflated chest (but isn’t she a great business woman- fuckin what?), and is trying to appear in “serious” programmes such as Book Award Ceremonies. Unfortunately, she is still seriously boring as she has neglected her mind in favour of her chest , hoping that the more silicone she has pumped into those tits, the more self-esteem and intelligenceshe will attain and therefore rather than work hard and learn, just go see the surgeon again. Easy!! Her tits have now become self-funding entities (get it?) in their own right.

So my good friends, that is my input.
Chavette 1 - I nikked dis 'ello mag from da doc''s got Jordan and Peter pics innnit!

Chavette 2 - wikked innit....didja get ya tablets sorted for dat smell cumming from ya minge?
by MissyM May 01, 2005
Also referred to as "charvers" and "wankers", chavs make no decisions as lone people. They only work in packs of "chav-tastic herds". They first developed as a species around three years ago, and since have reproduced ferociously to become the most common form of human scum in the UK. To witness the shocking effects of this wave of filth, go to any town centre, street or bus shelter between the hours of 5pm and 9pm. After 9pm, the streets become safe again as the chavs are called in by their parents to go to bed. "Rock hard chavs", indeed. Chavs are distinguished by the brands Fred Perry, Burberry and especially Berghaus. Beware! Chavs think that these brands are awesome and that trousers are meant to be tucked into their socks. If a fight with a chav seems likely, do not worry. There need to be about 20 chavs to equal man without sight, hearing and arms. It's also worth noting that if your reply to "I'll fucking spark you out, you queer goth cunt" is "OK then.", they will likely run away. Their best-known hobbies are smoking, drinking (Lambrini) and shouting attempted insults at random strangers whom they could not actually hurt if the stranger stood still and the chav had a chainsaw. So, bravo chavs. You are now OFFICIALLY the scum of the world.
The cow says "Moo"
The chav says "I'll fucking spark you out, you fucking hypocrite!"
by matt228 March 02, 2007
Immigrant to the United Kingdom from Chavonia. Due to the usual socio-political factors that determine one's class/employment/housing/education etc etc, Chavs tend to be at the lowest level in these areas and are therefore victimised in the media and by those who need someone to look down on. Interestingly, to cover up the obvious bigotry of Chav-hating the country of Chavonia has been removed from the world map and people now pretend that it doesn't exist and that the Chav is merely a British person who affects the demeanour of someone born into an underclass, and could therefore speak like a middle-class person, get a job in graphic-design and join the local golf club, should he or she so desire. The commonly held belief that Chavs are naturally violent is something of a misconception - it's true that they sometimes give goffs/moshers/emos and other fashion victims a bit of a kicking but usually they perform this service quite reluctantly for up to ten or fifteen pounds.
He's a chav you say? That tells me very little about him, but quite a lot about you.
by cactuscat September 14, 2006
There are people in the world who think that the label "Chav" is classist, and refers to those who are working class. However, once and for all, it does not. "Chav" in fact refers to those who have absolutely no respect for anything at all, though in fact demand to be respected all the same. They can be found spitting on the streets; they can be found sitting in bus shelters cadging a smoke off other people; they can be found in courtrooms everywhere for street crimes. They will happily attack anyone who so much as looks at them (Ex. 1), all the while hurling abuse at people who are differently dressed/significantly older/significantly younger/in a smaller group. They somehow eke amusement out of destroying that which has been created by others, including bus shelters and spraying graffiti over fresh paint. They refuse to accept any responsibility for anything, ever, and if they find themselves in a tight spot in life, it is always someone else's fault. (Ex. 2.) They also have a tendency to sponge off the state. For example, somewhere in not-so-Great Britain there is a family who have literally 12 children. Nobody in the family works, and because of the system the children allow the parents to claim £44,000 a year in benefits. That's close to £4000 a month (I myself work, and earn around £600), and the parents then go on to claim that they can't stop having kids "because they cannot afford condoms". They receive £4K a month and they can't spare a tenner for some johnnies?

All in all, chavs are indeed the scourge of Britain and I would urge the politicians of Britain to realise that hoodies don't need a hug, they need a lengthy prison sentence and good rehabilitation to make sure they don't reoffend.

And a swift kick up the arse wouldn't go amiss either.

Person: <glances up at chav so that he or she may avoid walking into them.>
Chav: Wot u lookin at m8? <Attacks person>


Far be it from me to talk about myself while defining something, but I once had a conversation with a chav who said that she failed in school because she talked in class, and she said that it was her teacher's fault for not being able to shut her up.
by TheACM July 16, 2006
English word, taking england by storm as more and more common women fall intot he 'chav' category. A chav is a person with the following features:
-Bleached hair
-fake burberry/louis vuitton/ any designer at all that they can pick up at the market.
-usually pregnant before they reach their twentys
-usually smoker
"Omigod....look at that chav." (points to woman with all of the above. lol.) Britney is an american chav.
by ellz bellz jellz May 10, 2006
chav = a complete dick head who can only look hard by beating other people up. chavs are the scum of the earth, and all the chav girls are complete ugly mingers.

i think any one in their right mind will agree
look at the CHAV trying to be so solid in his burberry
by bobby_17 February 09, 2006
Originally an initialism meaning "Council Housed and Violent", C.H.A.V, was used on social service reports warning officials of the nature of welfare criminals in council houses. With rising numbers of outlandish and farfetched cases of welfare criminality, the tabloid papers like; The Sun; The Daily Mail and the Daily Star adopted the initialism and formed it into a word to describe the "Chav" sub-culture that was rapidly developing around 2005 with more readily available Labour benefits. The word is less commonly used now as it quickly turned into an insult as the scope of the word was very small, stereotypically referring to people wearing Burberry clothing, so anyone not acutely fitting that generalisation would be offended so when the real chavs realised how it was being used they took offense and probably walked twenty yards away from the person who had called them a chav and loudly shouted an insult followed by a threat ( or vice-versa) to gain attention and recognition from fellow chavs that they were going to kick off. This scene could still be seen in the present in poor, village type places, or any place where their is a "big fish in a little pond" scenario. The modern "chav" still has links with some of the lazy and "chavish" mannerisms that the original word summarized, it has become an insult to the poor who wear fake clothing, smell, and are illegally claiming the dole because they are too fucking lazy to work.
Refer to the Jeremy Kyle show to see typical chavs broadcasting their lives so the general public can say "yeah I'm better than that scum"

1. C.H.A.V original

2. Chav - 2005-2006 (rough)
3. Chav insult 2006- present

1. Council Housed and Violent - meaning

2. A term to refer to a person who was young, wore lots of Burberry and Jewelry and started meaningless and random arguments with bystanders and unsuspecting citizens - noun
3. "your such a chav", "errrr look at that fucking chav", "you look like a chav dressing like that",
by ChavWhore June 29, 2010
a chav is a person who wears lots of burberry stuff& fake fur, thinks alot of themselves & is a complete fool. also, are very fug-like and like to push old ladies over& hang about on the street. its kind of the english version of 'gangster'.
'hey, do you like my brand new burberry hat?'
'you chav.'
by lolsl October 25, 2009
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