noun Chiefly British Informal.
Origin of guv
Examples from the Web for guv
The Guv quipped, “Here in California, they do have men that become women.”
"She must have been a fine old lady, guv'ner," Phil observes.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
Gawd love you, guv'nor, they'd fight 'ell's blazes, them chaps would!Changing Winds|St. John G. Ervine
Finally one of them approached Goodi and pulling off his cap asked, "It's all right, guv'nor, but what do we get for our time?"Nat Goodwin's Book|Nat C. Goodwin
By this time I guv up all thought o' takin' the young eagles.
And, beggin' pardon, but you don't look none too healthy yourself this evening, guv'ner.Cleek, the Master Detective|Thomas W. Hanshew
British Dictionary definitions for guv
Word Origin and History for guv
1890, shortening of guvner, casual British pronunciation of governor as a title of respect.