- • trouble, usually fighting. Also bovver boots - large lace-up boots worn by thugs (especially skinheads) and bovver boys- boys that cause the bovver mate !
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bovver — 1969, Cockney pronunciation of BOTHER (Cf. bother) trouble (q.v.), given wide extended usage in skinhead slang … Etymology dictionary
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 — n British trouble, aggro. A spelling, in imitation of a London accent, of bother in its menacing euphemistic sense of physical violence or extreme aggravation. You want bovver? was the standard challenge issued by skinheads … Contemporary slang
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 — /bov euhr/, n. Brit. Slang. troublemaking or rowdiness by street gang youths. [1965 70; repr. Cockney pron. of BOTHER (n.), prob. orig. as a euphemism] * * * … Universalium
bovver — noun Bother, in the sense of trouble (meaning aggression, violence) … Wiktionary
bovver — bovÂ·ver || bÉ’vÉ™ n. troublemaking, aggressive behavior, threatening behavior … English contemporary dictionary
bovver — Noun. Trouble. A corruption of bother, derived from cockney pronounciation … English slang and colloquialisms