noun \ˈspiv\

: a man who makes money dishonestly

Full Definition of SPIV

British :  a man who lives by his wits without regular employment
British :  slacker 1
spiv·vy \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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