spivvy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spiv +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

spivvy (comparative spivvier, superlative spivviest)

  1. Of, related to, or resembling a spiv; flashy but often also seedy.
    • 2004, China Miéville, Iron Council, Del Rey trade paperback ed. (2005), ISBN 978-0345458421, p. 464,
      To the south, though, the explosive-crammed pod rushed over spivvy streets, directly above a barricade at the borders of Aspic and Barrackham.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.