Bovver boy

1. (British) aggressive skinhead type;
2. any male who is aggressive, antagonistic, etc. (Cockney pronunciation of "bother")

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • bovver boy — noun 1. A member of a gang of hooligans in the habit of engaging in street fights using heavy, hobnailed boots (bovver boots) to kick their opponents 2. A troublemaker, esp one who uses rough methods • • • Main Entry: ↑bovver …   Useful english dictionary

  • bovver-boy — n a. a youth, particularly a skinhead, who enjoys fighting and conflict and is always attempting to provoke trouble. A coinage, based on the noun bovver, from the late 1960s. b. someone who is brought in to do a dif ficult job, a trouble shooter …   Contemporary slang

  • bovver boy — /ˈbɒvə bɔɪ/ (say bovuh boy) noun British Colloquial a teenage hooligan, who may create street violence, usually as part of a group …   Australian English dictionary

  • bovver boy — Australian Slang 1. (British) aggressive skinhead type; 2. any male who is aggressive, antagonistic, etc. (Cockney pronunciation of bother ) …   English dialects glossary

  • BOVVER — n. Brit. sl. deliberate troublemaking. Phrases and idioms: bovver boot a heavy laced boot worn typically by skinheads. bovver boy a violent hooligan. Etymology: cockney pronunc. of BOTHER …   Useful english dictionary

  • bovver — bov|ver [ˈbɔvə US ˈba:vər] n [U] BrE informal old fashioned violent behaviour, especially by a group of young men bovver boy (=someone who behaves in a violent way) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bovver — noun Brit. informal hooliganism or troublemaking: [as modifier] a bovver boy. Origin 1960s: cockney pronunciation of bother …   English new terms dictionary

  • bovver — noun (U) BrE old fashioned slang violent behaviour, especially by a group of young men: bovver boy (=someone who behaves in a violent way) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bovver boot — /ˈbɒvə but/ (say bovuh booht) noun British Colloquial 1. a type of heavy boot, as worn in street fights. 2. the girlfriend of a bovver boy …   Australian English dictionary

  • boot boy — same as ↑bovver boy (see under ↑bovver). • • • Main Entry: ↑boot …   Useful english dictionary


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