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
Pejorative term, typically employed by timid middle-class teens to describe their poorer, more aggressive working-class brethren.

Its use often reflects both a fear of its target and a deeply unpleasant sense of social superiority. Parallel fears of relative poverty can be found throughout history, from worries about Victorian street urchins to contempt for medieval peasants.

Its users arguably deserve every bit of grief they get from those they describe as such.
"We'd better go round the other way - there's a load of chavs stood outside the offie."
by zebedee_06 November 06, 2006
Chavs are literally the number 1 group of people on the entire planet! Wear the best clothes liekk burberry +& shop in JD cuz it is cool. Get out +& about unlike some people (emos) who just stay inside +& slit their wrists. Livin in council estates wer all their friends are so we are never lonely. Hate all emos greebos moshers cuz they is attention seekin twats. Lads are all fit +& so are girls +& chav babies are the cutiest. Smokers +& proud. Liekk 2pac +& akon +& stuff liekk dat cus it is brappin beat. Hav own language cuz we iz deserv 1. Say fings liekk 'braap' 'innit' 'safe' +& shit liekk that.
Chav1: U got any fags bredrin??
Chav2: No go ask dat mosher ovah derr
Chav1: Iz u mental??? I iz no talkin wiv a sweathed
Chav2: Yerr ur rite. Lets go kik is ed in
Chav1: yerr we will win cuz we iz chavs innit bredrin
by chav for life liekk March 28, 2008
A male British person of (generally) low socio-economic status with a characteristic clothing style, dialect, and mode of consumer activity.

A chav is generally cunning and resourceful and invokes fear amongst his more passive and uncreative contemporaries. The character the "artful dodger" from Dickens' "Oliver Twist" represents the archetypal chav: poor and lacking in ambition, but clever, witty, and fond of creative-poetic language. The authentic "cockney", long since vanished from London, might also be considered a type of proto-chav.

The term "chav" is almost exclusively used in a derogatory sense by out-group persons, most commonly lower or middle-class British persons actively seeking to establish a more prestigious socio-economic status and the corresponding identity.

The term - and the emotional and negative connotations associated therewith - (see the vast majority of the other definitions above) can be considered the latest manifestation of the typically rigid British conception of class-consciousness.
Setting: public space in any English city. Two pedestrians are approached by a young person dressed in a track suit and a "Burberry" hat.

"Oi, gimme a fag, geezer"


"a fuckin' cig, mosha"

"Oh, sorry, I don't smoke"

"'id I say you should talk? Shut the fuck up and get out outta my sight"

Two pedestrians continue on their way. The first, non-smoking pedestrian, seeks to counter his humiliation by addressing the second pedestrian:

"Fuckin' chav."

(nervous laughter)
by Dik van Dyke April 06, 2007
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