"Chavs" was originally UK anti-Gypsy slang, much like "N*ggers" in the USA.

It has for roughly five years been used as a group name by middle class English youth to describe their working class (poorer) opposite numbers (usually white and applying to both sexes). It isn't a neutral term: it means ugly, smelly, dirty and so on.

The person using the term most likely considers themselves more sensitive, more artisitc, more open-minded, and more "against teh system!!1!" than the "chavs", and is simply not interested in the following ludicrous ideas:

a) working class people do not all pose a threat to one's health/expensive mobile phone/taxpayer's money(!!11!!)

b) working class people who do pose a threat may do so because of their treatment by the economic system, and not through their own personalities

c) hating working class people based on the fact they can't afford the same expensive "anti-establishment" (Hot Topic and similar) clothes as you is actually playing straight into the hands of the establishment

d) why is Pete Doherty cool but "OMG some smackhead on the street isn't"

e) the working class are "people"

Middle class young dude: "OMG LOL I saw this Chav woman before with two kids I was like OMG why don't I just kick those kids in the face with my converse trainers like Chuck Norris OMG I should kill them all like that Hitler dude that'd be cool ROFL she's not gonna steal my mobile when I totally kick her kids in the head lol"

His friend: "Yeah I know Chavs aren't very nice people when you think about it"
by A. Weekofplenty April 08, 2006
racist name for mexicans fresh from mexico. originating from the fact that many mexicans have the last name "Chavez"
"Yula and I were being swamped by the Chavz at the bus stop again"
by Avgustine March 24, 2010
chavs are like me. wear lacoste trackies, go t.w.o.c.ing cars (taken without owners consent) and take all sorts of drugs. coke, tablets, lsd, weed, skunk, get bladdered on a friday and saturday night and out looking for a fight every fuckin night. so fuck all u little muppets hu fink chavs r thick coz we'll smash ur fuckin faces in u fuckin gimps
it hasn't got a fuckin smack head innit and it doesn't say fucking chavs.
by dom fowler October 31, 2005
A chav is someone that looks expensive,
They hate moshers and goths, this is because they are at opposite ends of the scale. Chavs are well dressed and like to show themselves off, a mosher or goth is someone that dresses in black and is covered in grease, they try to sink into the background.
Chavs hang about anywhere that they can get served for booze or fags or just anywhere that they will have a good laugh!
Why do people have a problem with them?
Chavs have great taste in music and listen to hardcore, uprisin' and TFI
An example is anyone from liverpool! because thy're mint!
And they are chavs.
by dannylad May 24, 2006
chavs r wicked they have a chush dress code they r mad init n no how 2 hav a laugh. they all speck ther mind n art scared 2 fight wit any1 they hav all da bk up dey need n wil alwayz bk up other chavs n chavettes init big up all chavs init safe yall.
chavs r cush big up yall
by rose-ann February 09, 2006
A word used by snobs of the middle to upper-class to look down their noses at people raised in different culture than they were. They like to pretend the term is demeaning only to said "chav's" behavior and define the word as being specific to anyone who fits certain stereotypes of lower-class people. This way they don't have to admit what the word really is, blatant classism.
Snob: "Let's go, I don't want to hang around all these stupid chavs."

Poor person: "Thanks for leaving, because we don't want a spoiled, arrogant arsehole here."
by Word_Bank July 10, 2008
a slang english word having to do with a person that wears brand name clothing or anything having to do with jewlery anything gangster, or cool

chav, chavvy, chava, charva
girl 1: i just got a new outfit from
girl 2: that is sooo chav!!!
by abby namreb January 04, 2009

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