[ bov-er ]
/ ˈbɒv ər /
noun British Slang.
troublemaking or rowdiness by street gang youths.
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Origin of bovver
1965–70; representing Cockney pronunciation of bother (noun), probably originally as a euphemism
Words nearby bovver
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Example sentences from the Web for bovver
I want to show the presents Mr. Bovver has sent us from New York—one for each of us.Medoline Selwyn's Work|Mrs. J. J. Colter
British Dictionary definitions for bovver
/ (ˈbɒvə) /
- rowdiness, esp caused by gangs of teenage youths
- (as modifier)a bovver boy
Word Origin for bovver
C20: slang pronunciation of bother
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