[ guhv ]
/ gʌv /
noun Chiefly British Informal.
term of address used to a man, especially by a younger man, boy, employee, or social inferior.
Origin of guv
First recorded in 1850–55; by shortening and respelling
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British Dictionary definitions for guvs
/ (ɡʌv) /
British an informal name for governor
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