guv

[ guhv ]
/ gʌv /

noun Chiefly British Informal.

term of address used to a man, especially by a younger man, boy, employee, or social inferior.

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Origin of guv

First recorded in 1850–55; by shortening and respelling
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guv

guv'nor (ˈɡʌvnə)

/ (ɡʌv) /

noun

British an informal name for governor
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