spiv

noun \ ˈspiv \

Definition of spiv

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

spivvy

play \ˈspi-vē\ adjective, British

Origin and Etymology of spiv

alteration of English dialect spiff flashy dresser, from spiff dandified

British Definition of SPIV

spiv

noun

British Definition of spiv

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

SPIV Defined for English Language Learners

spiv

noun

Definition of spiv for English Language Learners

  • : a man who makes money dishonestly


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