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spiv

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noun \ˈspiv\

Simple Definition of spiv

  • : a man who makes money dishonestly

Full Definition of spiv

  1. 1 British :  a man who lives by his wits without regular employment

  2. 2 British :  slacker 1

spiv·vy play \ˈspi-vē\ adjective, British

Origin of spiv

alteration of English dialect spiff flashy dresser, from spiff dandified


First Known Use: circa 1934

Rhymes with spiv


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