adjective Slang.

marvelous; wonderful.

Origin of marv

by shortening




a male given name, form of Marvin. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for marv

Historical Examples of marv

  • Marv Wallace made no answer; and I fancied she looked a little sad.


    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The Vinrooge wine acted the way Marv said it would only he must have meant two cases of beer insted of two bottles.

  • I got to quit now cause I was supposed to relieve Marv Motel on gard half an hour ago sos he could get his supper.

  • Marv Motel, whats gunner on my piece, is busy all day fixin things up.

  • "Marv, in this business you never depend on just one lead," Ranthar Jard told him.

    Time Crime

    H. Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for marv


n acronym for

manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle: a missile that has one or more warheads that may be controlled so as to avoid enemy defences
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