gavver

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Romani

Noun[edit]

gavver (plural gavvers)

  1. (UK, slang) A member of the police.
    • 2007, Kevin Brooks, The Road of the Dead (page 177)
      "Yeah, the gavvers were after Dad for a bunch of stuff he'd done years ago — fake license plates, stolen cars, that dodgy Range Rover deal he had going..."
    • 2009, Kate Wild, Fight Game, Book 1 (page 28)
      The gavver in the car had really rattled him.

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