guv

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Alternative phonetic spelling of gov, short for governor.

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guv (uncountable)

  1. (UK, chiefly London, informal) a form of address, usually to an unknown male or a superior. An informal form of sir.
    Spare two quid, guv? I 'aven't eaten since yesterday.
    Right away, guv... I mean, sarge.

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