[ gahy-ver ]
/ ˈgaɪ vər /
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noun Australian Slang.
affectation of speech or manner.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of guyver
First recorded in 1865–70; origin obscure; perhaps to be identified with dial. (N England) givour greedy, gluttonous, but sense shift unexplained
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