adjective see spiv

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  • spivvy — /spiv ee/, adj., spivvier, spivviest. Chiefly Brit. spiffy. Also, spivving /spiv ing/. * * * spivvˈy adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑spiv * * * spivvy adjective [adjective spivvy …   Useful english dictionary

  • spivvy — adjective Of, related to, or resembling a spiv; flashy but often also seedy. To the south, though, the explosive crammed pod rushed over spivvy streets, directly above a barricade at the borders of Aspic and Barrackham. Syn: spiffy, spivved,… …   Wiktionary

  • spivvy — spiv ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a flashily dressed man who makes a living by disreputable dealings. DERIVATIVES spivvish adjective spivvy adjective. ORIGIN perhaps related to SPIFFY(Cf. ↑S) …   English terms dictionary

  • spivvy — /spiv ee/, adj., spivvier, spivviest. Chiefly Brit. spiffy. Also, spivving /spiv ing/. * * * …   Universalium

  • spivvy — adj Dressed up. (See spiffy, too) Boy, don t we look spivvytoday? 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • spivvy — adj. (British Slang) spiffy, elegant, posh, well dressed; characteristic of a spiv, of questionable character …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spivvy — See: spiv …   English dictionary

  • spiv — UK [spɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms spiv : singular spiv plural spivs British informal old fashioned 1) an insulting word for a working class man who dresses in fashionable or expensive clothes in order to impress people 2) an insulting… …   English dictionary

  • spiv — noun Etymology: alteration of English dialect spiff flashy dresser, from spiff dandified Date: circa 1934 1. British a man who lives by his wits without regular employment 2. British slacker 1 • spivvy adjective, British …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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